Post & Go : Working Sail

2015 (February 18 2015)
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Designed by Osborne Ross
Size 56mm (h) x 25mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Print Process Gravure
Gum Self Adhesive

Stamps

Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Falcon

Falcon

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Falcon by JW Green, 1897. John William Green (1863–1951) was a keen amateur artist, working in pen and ink, watercolours and oils. He had a particular interest in painting and drawing vessels seen in Fleetwood.


Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Briar

Briar

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Briar by Alexander Harwood, 1907. Alexander Harwood (1873–1943) moved to Aberdeen in his twenties and worked as a fish porter for most of his life. He was a prolific amateur artist and painted hundreds of portraits of Aberdeen trawlers, working in watercolours, oils and gouache.


Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Harry

Harry

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Harry by Reuben Chappell, date unknown. Reuben Chappell (1870–1940) was born in Goole and from an early age showed a talent for drawing ships. He made his living by painting ships and selling his oils and watercolours to seamen, first in Goole and then in Cornwall, where he became well known locally.


Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Margaret

Margaret

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Margaret by Henry Lawson, 1890. Henry Lawson (1872–1966) was a fisherman in Pittenweem who, as a teenager, earned extra money by painting boats. The Margaret was his father’s first boat and was used for line-fishing as well as drift-netting.


Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Stag

Stag

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Stag attributed to George Race, date unknown. George Race (1872–1957) lived in Cleethorpes and specialised in painting portraits of trawlers arriving at the dock and would then sell his work to the seamen before their vessel left the port.


Post & Go : Working Sail 1st Stamp (2015) Nell Morgan

Nell Morgan

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Nell Morgan by G Ramsey, 1886. Not much is known about G Ramsey, except that he lived in Norfolk and presumed to have been among the local ‘pierhead’ painters. He actively painted sailing vessels between 1856 and 1889.


Presentation Pack

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Presentation Pack Cover

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First Day Cover

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First Day Cover Insert

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Publicity

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