Three Pence Roberta E Biscuit

Stamp Description
Olive and Khaki on Wheat Field Image The Roberta E Biscuit enclosed in a Frame ’POSTAGE’ in columns Sinister and Dexter Olive on Dark Olive Waved Banner with Motto ’SEVEN RIVERBOAT POST SEVEN’ Dark Olive on Wheat Base Curved Banner with Motto ’SEVEN PENCE’ Dark Olive on Wheat surmounted by Urn Frame with the Legend ’THE ROBERTA E BISCUIT’ Dark Olive on Wheat above Roundel Khaki on Olive Supported by Flora Arrangement Khaki on Olive Chief in Rectangular Frame.

Notes:   Issued in the Year of the Complicated Monkey   [ Album Page ]
Transworld, the publishers, had asked me to design a stamp to go on the invitations for the Launch of Snuff, featuring ’the boat’.... I took this to mean The Wonderful Fanny, so I dutifully got cracking on some designs, sent Peter a brief for the artwork (after he pointed out the mistakes on my first draft!). We took the design and the original painting over to Terry, he was very pleased and gave us the thumbs up (only cost us a bubble and squeak and a brandy). I contacted Transworld to tell them that I was about to send the Wonderful Fanny stamp over to them, to which they said... ’surely you mean the Roberta E Biscuit stamp’.... Bugger! I had failed to check which boat they actually meant. Out comes my colouring-in set, trying as hard as I could to match Peter’s style for the first stamp, the ink did fly. Some hours later, the Roberta E Biscuit was done. However by this time they had seen the Wonderful Fanny stamp and were happy with it as it was, and decided to go with that. Hence, we ended up with a brace of boats for our range.

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SHS Ref:SHS-QU0261-Aw
Name:Three Pence Roberta E Biscuit
Type:Common
Released:17 October 2011
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):30 wide by 40 high
Price:50 pence
Perf:Wincanton 10/2cm
Availability:Unlimited Availability
Sheets:Yes Quick View
Sheet Page:she0261
Copyright 2010-2018 © Discworld Emporium
SHS Ref:SHS-QU0261-Bw
Name:Three Pence Roberta E Biscuit P
Type:Sport  Differences
Differences:The E in Roberta E Biscuit has been rotated 90 clockwise and
the P in POSTAGE on the right-hand side is filled in
Released:17 October 2011
Status:Withdrawn
Size (mm):30 wide by 40 high
Perf:Wincanton 10/2cm
Availability:Sport found on sheet
Sheets:Yes Quick View
Sheet Page:she0261

Keywords: Snuff Riverboat Post Three Pence Roberta E Biscuit; Three Pence; Roberta E Biscuit

 

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