Europa Old Toys

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Souvenir Sheet Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

Price £3.93

Set of 6 Stamps 41p Stamp: Prince George's Rocking Horse c.201354p Stamp: Princess Victoria's wooden dolls c.183155p Stamp: Prince Charles' Toy car. 195066p Stamp: Teddy from the Royal Nursery74p Stamp: Princess Eliz..

Price £3.73

Souvenir Sheet A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illustrated background...

Price £3.73

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer's information and 'traf..

Price £37.30

Sheets of 10 (Non Logo Sheets) Sheets of 10 enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer's information and 'traffic lights'.These sheets of 10 do not contain th..

Price £25.20

Sheets of 10 (55p Europa) EUROPA sheets are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer's information and 'traffic lights'..

Price £5.50

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues in a presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is atta..

Price £4.63

Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.93

First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.93

Sheets of 10 (66p Europa) EUROPA sheets are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer's information and 'traffic lights'..

Price £6.60

Description

The origin of toys dates back to prehistoric times, in fact dolls representing infants, animals, and soldiers, as well as copies of tools used by adults are often found at archaeological sites.

The theme for the 2015 Europa stamp issue is ‘Old Toys’ and when considering how best to portray this subject through a series of stamps, we decided to focus on toys of the British Royal Family.

Working with talented illustrator Robin Carter, we have produced a beautiful stamp series featuring some much-loved toys of Royal children through the decades - it includes some remarkable small dolls Princess Victoria made before becoming Queen.

EUROPA stamps are amongst the most collected and popular stamps in the world.  They are specially issued by European postal administrations/enterprises under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is its central theme. EUROPA stamps represent cooperation amongst postal operators and promote philately. They exist to build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals. 

PostEurop is proud to present the best of the EUROPA Stamp Design Competition. This year's EUROPA theme "Old Toys" takes us on a trip down memory lane.

View and Vote for Your Favourite EUROPA Stamp Today

We invite you to view all the beautiful entries and vote for your favourite stamp on www.posteurop.org/europa2015.

The online competition will end on 31 August 2015 and the winning stamps will be announced at the PostEurop Plenary Assembly to be held on 14 October 2015 in Cyprus.

Specification

Date of Issue 1 May 2015
Designer Robin Carter
Printer BDT International
Values 41p, 54p, 55p, 66p, 74p, 83p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.58mm deep x 38mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.75
Cylinder A