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Friday, October 14, 2016

UK 2016 - The Great Fire of London



COUNTRY: UK
ISSUE DATE: 2 September 2016
 STAMP SIZE: 35 x 35 mm
ILLUSTRATIONS: John Higgins





The issue depict key scenes documenting the start, spread and aftermath of the Great Fire of London, which raged across the city from 2 to 5 September 1666. It is the first time Royal Mail has used a graphic-novel style of design, created by renowned comic book artist and writer, John Higgins. The graphic style uses a street map design to locate the action. 

A prominent and respected artist of the comic book scene, Higgins has worked on iconic titles such as Judge Dredd, 2000 AD and Watchmen series. 



Sunday, 2nd September 1666 - Fire Breaks Out




Sunday, 2nd September 1666 - The Fire Spreads Repidly




Monday, 3rd September 1666, Fire Breaks Created





Tuesday, 4th September 1666, St Pauls destruction




Wednesday, 5th September 1666, The fire dies out




Tuesday, 11th September 1666, Christopher Wren plans presented

 





PRESENTATION PACK




Stamp images thanks to Royal Mail
 Czech Post COLLECTORZPEDIA