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BRITISH STAMPS
1991

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SG 1531 to 1535
Dogs
Paintings by George Stubbs

Issued: 8th Jan 1991, Set of 5 Stamps perf 14 x 14½. There was also a First Day Cover, a Presentation Pack (Pack No. 215) and a set of 5 PHQ cards (No. 132). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicting a signature of 'Chas Cruft' and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 8 JAN 1991" and the second featuring 3 paw prints and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BIRMINGHAM - 8 JANUARY 1991".

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SG 1531
22p
King Charles Spaniel.
SG 1532
26p
Pointer.
SG 1533
31p
Two hounds in a landscape.

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SG 1534
33p
Rough dog.
SG 1535
37p
Fino and Tiny.


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SG 1536 to 1545
Greetings Booklet Stamps
Good Luck

Issued: 5th Feb 1991, Set of 10 Stamps with two phosphor bands and perf 15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover. The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicting a number '7' and a key with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 5 FEB 1991" and the second featuring a wishing well and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CRESSWELL LINCS - 5 FEB 1991".

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SG 1536
1st
Thrush's Nest.
SG 1537
1st
Shooting Star and Rainbow.
SG 1538
1st
Magpies and charm bracelet.
SG 1539
1st
Black Cat.

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SG 1540
1st
Common Kingfisher with key.
SG 1541
1st
Mallard and Frog.
SG 1542
1st
Four-leaf clover in boot and matchbox.
SG 1543
1st
Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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SG 1544
1st
Heart-shaped butterflies.
SG 1545
1st
Wishing well and sixpence.


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SG 1546 to SG 1549
Scientific Achievements

Issued: 5th Mar 1991, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14 x 15. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 216) and a set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 133). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 5 MAR 1991" and the seocnd featuring a mathematical equation and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE SOUTH KENSINGTON LONDON SW1 - 5 MAR 1991".

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SG 1546
22p
Michael Faraday.
SG 1547
22p
Charles Babbage.
SG 1548
31p
Radar sweep of East Anglia.
SG 1549
37p
Gloster Whittle E29/39 Aircraft.


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SG 1550 to 1559
Greetings Booklet Stamps
Smiles

Issued: 26th Mar 1991, Set of 10 Stamps with two phosphor bands and perf 15 x 14 (same designs as SG1483 to SG1492 but inscribed '1st'). There is also a First Day Cover. The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicting a hand pushing a cream pie into someone's face with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 26 MARCH 1991" and the second featuring a hand holding a horn and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE LINCS - 26 MARCH 1991".

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SG 1550
1st
Teddy Bear.
SG 1551
1st
Dennis the Menace.
SG 1552
1st
Punch.
SG 1553
1st
Cheshire Cat.

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SG 1554
1st
The Man in the Mooon.
SG 1555
1st
The Laughing Policeman.
SG 1556
1st
Clown.
SG 1557
1st
Mona Lisa.

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SG1558:
1st
Queen of Hearts.
SG1559:
1st
Stan Laurel (comedian).


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SG 1560 to 1563
Europa
Europe in Space

Issued: 23rd Apr 1991, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14½ x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 217) and set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 134). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicting an observatory with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 23 APR 1991" and the second featuring Saturn and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CAMBRIDGE - 23 APRIL 1991".

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SG 1560
22p
Man looking at Space.
SG 1561
22p
Man looking at Space.
SG 1562
37p
Space looking at man.
SG 1563
37p
Space looking at Man.


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SG 1564 to 1567
World Student Games Sheffield
and World Cup Rugby Championship
London

Issued: 11th Jun Apr 1991, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14½ x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 218) and set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 135). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first depicting a par of medals with the Number '1' and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 11 JUNE 1991" and the second featuring an athlete raising his hand aloft with the sun behind him and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE SHEFFIELD - 11 JUNE 1991".

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SG 1564
22p
Fencing.
SG 1565
26p
Hurdling.
SG 1566
31p
Diving.
SG 1567
37p
Rugby.


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SG 1568 to 1572
Ninth World Congress of Roses
Belfast

Issued: 16th Jul 1991, Set of 5 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14½ x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 219) and set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 136). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first has the words "a rose is a rose" and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 16 JULY 1991" and the second with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BELFAST - 16 JULY 1991".

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SG 1568
22p
Rosa Silver Jubilee.
SG 1569
26p
Rosa Mme Alfred Carrière.
SG 1570
31p
Rosa Moyesii.
SG 1571
33p
Rosa Harvest Fayre.

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SG 1572
37p
Rosa Mutabilis.


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SG 1573 to 1577
Anniv of Dinosaurs' Identification by Owen"

Issued: 20th Aug 1991, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14½ x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 220) and set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 137). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first has a dinosaur skeleton on the seabed and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 20 AUG 1991" and the second with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE PLYMOUTH - 150 YEARS OF THE WORD dinosaur - 20 AUG 1991".

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SG 1573
22p
Iguanadon.
SG 1574
26p
Stegasaurus.
SG 1575
31p
Tyrannosaurus.
SG 1576
33p
Protoceratops.

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SG 1577
37p
Triceratops.


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SG X936, X913, X969, X977
X987, X989 and X991
Definitives

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SG X936
6p
Yellow Olive.
SG X913
18p
Bright Green.
SG X969
24p
Chestnut.
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SG X977
28p
Deep Bluish Grey.

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SGX 987:
34p
Deep Mauve.
SGX 989:
35p
Yellow.
SGX 991:
39p
Bright Mauve.


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SG 1578 to 1581
Bicentenary of Ordnance Survey
Maps of Hamstreet, Kent

Issued: 17th Sep 1991, Set of 4 Stamps on phosphorised paper and perf 14½ x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 221) and set of 4 PHQ cards (No. 138). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first has a compass with the letters 'M', 'P' and 'S' and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 17 SEP 1991" and the second shows the letters 'SU' and numbers '14' and '38' with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE SOUTHAMPTON - 17 SEP 1991".

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SG 1578
24p
Map of 1816.
SG 1579
28p
Map of 1906.
SG 1580
33p
Map of 1959.
SG 1581
39p
Map of 1991.


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SG1582 to 1586
Christmas
Illuminated letters from
'Acts of Mary and Jesus'
Manuscript in the Bodleian Library
Oxford

Issued: 12th Nov 1991, Set of 5 Stamps (1 phoshor band for 18p), phosphorised paper for all others and perf 15 x 14. There is also a First Day Cover, Presentation Pack (No. 222) and set of 5 PHQ cards (No. 139). The post office used two first day of issue special postmarks, the first has a bird surrounded by the letter 'C' and the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE BRITISH PHILATELIC BUREAU EDINBURGH - 12 NOV 1991" and the second depicts a star high in the sky with the inscription "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE DYDD CYHOEDDIAD CYNTAF BETHLEHEM LLANDEILO DYFED - 12 NOV 1991".

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SG 1582
18p
Adoration of the Magi.
SG 1583
24p
Mary and baby Jesus in the stable.
SG 1584
28p
Holy family and Angel.

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SG 1585
33p
The Annunciation.
SG 1586
39p
The flight into Egypt.


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SG IN47, IN58, IN63 and NI68
Regional Definitive
Northern Ireland

Issued 3rd Dec 1991

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SG NI47
18p
Bright Geen.
SG NI58
24p
Chestnut.
SG NI63
28p
Deep Bluish Grey.
SG NI68
39p
Bright Mauve.


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SG S60, S70, S75 and S80
Regional Definitive
Scotland

Issued 3rd Dec 1991

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SG S60
18p
Bright Geen.
SG S70
24p
Chestnut.
SG S75
28p
Deep Bluish Grey.
SG S80
39p
Bright Mauve.


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SG W48, W59, W64 and W69
Regional Definitive
Wales

Issued 3rd Dec 1991

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SG W48
18p
Bright Geen.
SG W59
24p
Chestnut.
SG W64
28p
Deep Bluish Grey.
SG W69
39p
Bright Mauve.


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The Post Office issued a yearbook on the 13th Nov 1991 comprising of the following stamps: SG1531 to SG1535, SG1546 to SG1549 and SG1560 to SG1586 in a hardbound book complete with slip case and is fully illustrated in colour.

The Post Office also issued the 1991 Collectors Pack (CP1586a) on the 12th Nov 1991 which contained stamps from SG1531 to SG1535, SG1546 to SG1549 and SG1560 to SG1586.

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