Island Nation

Cover Description
Line drawing of the Island Nation Left over The ’beach’ as it was in 1871 when Charles Darwin first visited The Island Nation Olive Green bearing the Island Nation emberella and the Royal Mail First Class Darwin stamp cancelled by The Island Nation Postal Service frank.

Notes
Announcement:
Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, which is being marked by the Royal Mail with a series of commemorative stamps. Readers of Nation will know that, in a different trouser leg of time, Darwin was a regular visitor to that island, but will not know that Nation has also issued a commemorative stamp to celebrate the life of one of its most revered guests.
We have, as it were, brought together these two trouser legs, and will be issuing a special commemorative cover which will bear both the Royal Mail first class stamp, a portrait of Darwin, and the Nation commemorative stamp, a colourful rendition featuring the blue hermit crab and, in the background, a tree-climbing octopus. The envelope will carry an illustration of the island as it would have looked when Darwin first visited, and the insert shows the same view but as it would appear now.

Images and Documents
Insert  

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Name:Island Nation
SHS Ref: SCE-0003a
Released:2 February 2009
Availability:Limited Availability
Status:Withdrawn
No. issued:200
Price:£10.00
Stamps: Island Nation One Penny
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Copyright 2010-2018 © Discworld Emporium
Name:Island Nation Darwin
SHS Ref: SCE-0003b
Released:12 February 2009
Availability:Unique or Very Rare
Status:Withdrawn
Price:£10.00
Stamps: Island Nation One Penny
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In addition the cover has the Royal Mail Charles Darwin 56 pence Geology and 81 pence Anthropology stamps cancelled with a official Shrewsbury First Day of Issue frank with a quote by Darwin.

Keywords: Nation Island Darwin

 

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