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United Kingdom - Battle of Waterloo Stamp Set (Presentation Pack)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Presentation Pack
Class
Commemorative
Issued Date
18/06/2015
Printer
International Security Printers
Printing Method
Lithography
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
14½ × 14½
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
United Kingdom - Battle of Waterloo Stamp Set (Presentation Pack)
The Mint Stamps depict six key exchanges in the battle in chronological order and using paintings made within a few years of the battle: the defence of Hougoumont, the Scots Greys during the charge of the Union Brigade, the French Cavalry’s assault on Allied defensive squares, the defence of La Haye Sainte by the King’s German Legion, the capture of Plancenoit by the Prussians and the French Imperial Guard’s final assault.

Special Stamps Technical Specifications
Design Silk Pearce
Stamp format Landscape
Stamp size 60mm x 30mm
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Gum PVA
Number per sheet 18/36

Acknowledgements
Defence of the Chateau de Hougoumont by the Flank Company, Coldstream Guards, 1815 by Denis Dighton, 1815 © National Army Museum London/Bridgeman Images; The Battle of Waterloo: The Charge of the Second Brigade of Cavalry by Denis Dighton, 1815–17, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014; Attack on the British Squares by French Cavalry, Battle of Waterloo, 1815 by Denis Dighton, 1815 © National Army Museum London/Bridgeman Images; The Defence of the Farm La Haye Sainte, Battle of Waterloo by Adolf Northen, 1858, Niedersaechsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover © Erich Lessing; Prussian Troops Storm the Village of Plancenoit during the Battle of Waterloo by Adolf Northen, 1863, Kunsthalle, Hamburg © Erich Lessing; The Battle of Waterloo by Sir William Allan, 1843, Apsley House, London © English Heritage
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