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BRITISH STAMPS
1986

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SG NI35
Regional Definitive
Northern Ireland

Designed after a plaster cast by Arnold Machin and issued 7th Jan 1986

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SG NI35
12p
Bright Emerald


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SG S52
Regional Definitive
Scotland

Designed after a plaster cast by Arnold Machin and issued 29th Apr 1986

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SG S52
12p
Bright Emerald


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SG W36
Regional Definitive
Wales

Designed after a plaster cast by Arnold Machin and issued 7th Jan 1986

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SG W36
12p
Bright Emerald


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SG 1308 to 1311
Industry Year

Designed by: K. Bassford and issued: 14th Jan 1986, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P14 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 167) and a set of 4 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first has the words "Thanks to INDUSTRY" with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 14 JANUARY 1986" and the second has the words "INDUSTRY Matters" and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BIRMINGHAM - 14 JANUARY 1986".

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SG 1308
17p
Light Bulb and North Sea Oil Drilling Rig (Energy).
SG 1309
22p
Thermometer and Pharmaceutical Laboratory (Health).
SG 1310
31p
Garden Hoe and Steel Works (steel).
SG 1311
34p
Loaf of Bread and Cornfield (Agriculture).


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SG 1312 to 1315
Halley's Comet

Designed by: R. Steadman and issued: 18th Feb 1986, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 168) and a set of 4 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first features a satellite with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 18 FEB 1986" and the second shows Halley's comet and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LONDON SE10 - 18 FEBRUARY 1986".

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SG1312:
17p
Dr. Edmund Halley as a comet.
SG1313:
22p
Giotto Spacecraft approaching comet.
SG1314:
31p
'Twice in a lifetime'.
SG1315:
34p
Comet orbiting the Sun and Planets.


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SG 1316 to 1319
60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

Designed by: J. Matthews and issued: 21st Apr 1986, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 170) and a set of 4 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first shows a wrapped birthday gift with ribbon with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 21 APR 1986" and the second shows a group of birthday cards with ribbons and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE WINDSOR - 21 APR 1986".

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SG 1316
17p
Queen Elizabeth in 1928, 1942 and 1952.
SG 1317
17p
Queen Elizabeth in 1958, 1973 and 1982.
SG 1318
34p
Queen Elizabeth in 1928, 1942 and 1952.
SG 1319
34p
Queen Elizabeth in 1958, 1973 and 1982.


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SG S76
Regional Definitive
Scotland

Designed after a plaster cast by Arnold Machin and issued 29th Apr 1986

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SG S76
31p
Purple


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SG 1320 to 1323
Europa
Nature Conservation - Endangered Species

Designed by: K. Lilly and issued: 20th May 1986, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P14 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 171) and a set of 4 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts a bird's nest with 3 eggs with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 20 MAY 1986" and the second shows a badger and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LINCOLN - 20 MAY 1986".

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SG 1320
17p
Barn Owl.
SG 1321
22p
Pine Marten.
SG 1322
31p
Wild Cat.
SG 1323
34p
Natterjack Toad.


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SG 1324 to 1327
900th Anniversary of the Doomsday Book

Designed by: Tayburn Design Consultancy and issued: 17th Jun 1986, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 172) and a set of 4 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts a copy of the open Doomsday Book with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 17 JUNE 1986" and the second shows a short section of the Doomsday Book and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE GLOUCESTER - 17 JUNE 1986".

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SG 1324
17p
Peasants working in the fields.
SG 1325
22p
Freemen working at town trades.
SG 1326
31p
Knight and retainers.
SG 1327
34p
Lord at banquet.


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SG 1328 to 1332
The 13th Commonwealth Games
Edinburgh

Designed by: N. Cudworth and issued: 15th Jul 1986, Set of 5 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 173) and a set of 5 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts 3 runners about to start a sprint race with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 15 JULY 1986" and the second shows a view of Edinburgh Castle and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE EDINBURGH - 15 JULY 1986".

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SG 1328
17p
Athletics.
SG 1329
22p
Rowing.
SG 1330
29p
Weightlifting.

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SG 1331
31p
Rifle Shooting.
SG 1332
34p
Hockey.


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SG 1333 and 1334
Royal Wedding of Prince Andrew
and Sarah Ferguson

Designed by: J. Matthews and issued: 22nd Jul 1986, Set of 2 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P14 x 15. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 174) and a set of 2 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts a ring with the words "THE ROYAL WEDDING" with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 22 JULY 1986" and the second also shows a ring with the words "THE ROYAL WEDDING" and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LONDON SW1 - 22 JULY 1986".

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SG 1333
12p
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
SG 1334
17p
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.


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SG 1335
32nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
London

Designed by: J. Gibbs and issued: 19th Aug 1986, Set of 1 Stamp on phosphorised paper, P14 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover and a PHQ Card. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts a circle with chevrons pointing inwards from the left and right and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 19 AUG 1986" and the second also shows a circle with inward pointing chevrons but this time from the top and bottom with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LONDON SW1 - 19 AUGUST 1986".

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SG 1335
34p
Stylised Cross on ballot paper.


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SG X
New Definitive

Designed after a plaster cast by Arnold Machin and issued 2nd Sep 1986

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SG XXXX:
1.50
Black.
"2.9.1986"


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SG 1336 to 1140
History of the Royal Air Force

Designed by: B. Sanders and issued: 16th Sep 1986, Set of 5 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 175) and a set of 5 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicts a vintage bi-plane with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 16 SEP 1986" and the second one shows a modern jet fighter and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE FARNBOROUGH - 16 SEP 1986".

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SG 1336
17p
Lord Dowdig and Hawker Hurricane Mk. I.
SG 1337
22p
Lord Tedder and Hawker Typhoon 1B.
SG 1338
29p
Lord Trenchard and De Havilland D.H. 9A.

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SG 1339
31p
Sir Arthur Harris and Avro Lancaster Type 683.
SG 1340
34p
Lord Portal and De Havilland Mosquito D.H. 98.


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SG 1341 to 1346
Christmas
Folk Customs

Designed by: Lynda Gray and issued: 18th Nov 1986, Set of 6 Stamps on phosphorised paper, P15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (Pack No. 176) and a set of 5 PHQ Cards. The post office used 2 first day of issue special postmarks, the first shows a tree in bloom with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 18 NOV 1986" and the second shows a 3-stemmed candle holder and has the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE DYDD CYHOEDDIAD CYNTAF BETHLEHEM LLANDEILO DYFED - 18 NOV 1986".

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SG 1341
12p
The Glastonbury Thorn.
SG 1342
13p
The Glastonbury Thorn.
SG 1343
18p
The Tanad Valley Plygain.

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SG 1344
22p
The Hebrides Tribute.
SG 1345
31p
The Dewsbury Church Knell.
SG 1346
34p
The Hereford Boy Bishop.


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The 1986 Collectors Pack (CP1346a) was released on 18th Nov 1986 and comprises SG1308 to SG1340 and SG1342 to SG1346.

A 32-page, colour illustrated, hardbound, 1986 Yearbook, with slip case, was also available and covers SG1308 to SG1346.

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18-Jun-2020 02:28