Sunday, February 15, 2015

UK 2015 - Post & Go - Working Sail

ISSUE DATE: 18 February 2015
PRINTER: International Security Printers
GUM: Self-Adhesive
STAMP SIZE: 56 mm x 25 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Osborne Ross

The six Working Sail Post & Go Stamps are printed in a vertical strip and overprinted with First Class values. They are brought to you on a visually stunning sheetlet that features a detail of the Herring Drifter ‘Briar’ by Alexander Harwood on the front and a short history of the Pierhead painters on the reverse.

Briar Painted by Fish Porter Alexander Harwood in Aberdeen, 1907.

Harry By Reuben Chappell, who lived by selling paintings to seamen.

Stag By George Race, who specialised in portraits of arriving trawlers.

Nell Morgan Painted by G Ramsay in 1886, who plied his trade in Norfolk.

Margaret Painted in 1890 by Henry Lawson, a fisherman in Pittenweem.

Falcon By John William Green in 1897, in the fishing port of Fleetwood.


:: Falcon by JW Green © Lancashire County Council Museum Service, Briar by Alexander Harwood used with kind permission of Lossiemouth Fisheries and Community Museum, photograph © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2015; Humber Sloop ‘Harry’ by Reuben Chappell © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London; Margaret by Henry Lawson © Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd, Stag attributed to George Race © North East Lincolnshire Council, photograph © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2015, Nell Morgan by G Ramsey © Norfolk Museum Service.
:: Stamp images  Reproduced with the permission of Royal Mail Group Ltd.© All rights reserved.