Gibraltar, 2005, £ 1.60. 13 (1/4). multicoloured
Stanley Gibbons: 1118
Yvert et Tellier: 1122
The £1.60 stamp showing HMS Victory with sails set for battle contains actual timber from the ship. Nigel Fordham, the Crown Agents Stamp Bureau consultant, has informed us that he was able to purchase 50kg of Victory’s oak timbers after the ship was refitted in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard and, in consultation with the the stamps’ printers, was able to incorporate the wood into the printing process.
Artists: Abbot Lemuel, Smitheman Francis
Plots: Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson Horatio