@2018 Gibraltar cannons - Gibraltar stamps

  • €10,63
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You receive 1 (one) set of 12 stamps with  12 values - face value price! (using currency converter from GBP to Euro)
Technical details:
  • 05.03.2018
  • Stephen Perera
  • Leslie Gaduzo
  • Bpost Security Printers
  • Offset Lithography
  • 4 Colours
  • 40 x 30mm
  • 10p, 12p, 18p, 22p, 40p, 50p, 64p, 70p, 80p, £1, £2, £3
 
About Gibraltar Cannons

Fortifications of Gibraltar made the Rock of Gibraltar one of the most fought over and most densely fortified locations in Europe. The peninsula, has great strategic importance as a result of its position by the Straits where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. The set of twelve stamps feature cannons which have been utilized to defend Gibraltar during historic events such as the Great Siege and the Second World War. The illustrations featured on the stamps are actual representations of the cannons at their current state and have been commissioned to Gibraltarian artist Mr Leslie Gaduso. The depicted cannons are found at different locations throughout Gibraltar and serves as one of Gibraltar’s popular tourist attractions. Featured cannons:

  • 10p - 5.25 HAA year 1953
  • 12p - 6 inch Coast year 1909
  • 18p - 8 inch Howitzer year 1783
  • 22p - 9.2 inch Coast MK 10 year 1935
  • 40p - 10 inch RML year 1870
  • 50p - 12 Pounder year 1758
  • 64p - 24 Pounder year 1779
  • 70p - 13 inch Mortar year 1783
  • 80p - 25 Pounder Gun-How year 1943
  • £1 - 64 Pounder RML year 1873
  • £2 - Bofors L40-70 year 1951
  • £3 - Russian 24 PR year 1854