Archive for February, 2012

Classic Locomotives of Scotland Stamps

February 21st, 2012

Classic Locomotives of Scotland Miniature Sheet

This is the second of a series of Miniature Sheets that illustrates steam locomotives in use in each of the home countries.

1st Class – BR D34 Nos. 62471 & 62496
Two former North British Railway 4-4-0, “Glens”, LNER and BR Class D34, 62471, Glen Falloch and 62496 Glen Loy at Ardlui on 09 May 1959, the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William and Mallaig. They were built by the NBR at Cowlairs in 1920/21 to the design of W P Reid.

68p – BR D40 No. 62276
Former Great North of Scotland Railway, Number 48 and LNER// BR class D40, 4-4-0 62276 “Andrew Bain” in July 1950. The GNSR used 4-4-0s for most of its traffic. “Andrew Bain” was built in 1921 by The North British Locomotive Company to the design of T E Heywood.

£1 – Andrew Barclay No. 807
Andrew Barclay Sons and Company of Kilmarnock, manufactured industrial locomotives. They could be found at collieries, shipyards and industrial sites. Number 807, Bon Accord, was built in 1897 and belonged to the Aberdeen Gas Works and is seen working along Miller Street, Aberdeen in June 1962.

£1.10 – BR 4P No. 50767
Highland Railway, 4-6-0, LMS and BR, No 54767 Clan Mackinnon is seen at Kyle of Lochalsh on a fish train. These locomotives were among the last Highland Railway locomotives to remain in active service.

Date of issue: 8 March 2012

75th Anniversary of the RNZAF Stamp Sheet

February 15th, 2012

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is celebrating 75 years of service, and New Zealand Post is commemorating the anniversary with a special stamp issue on 15 March 2012.


HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

February 8th, 2012

GB Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee MS

The Royal Mail issued a miniature sheet on 6 February 2012 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The miniature sheet contain stamps that feature six different portraits of the Queen taken from stamps, coinage and banknotes issued during her reign.

Taiwan’s Scented Valentine’s Day Stamps

February 7th, 2012

Chunghwa Post will issue a set of se-tenant gutter pair of stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring roses on 14 February 2012.

The souvenir sheet contain a single stamp in the shape of a heart and will be printed with scented ink.

Finland’s Sami Cultural Center Sajos

February 6th, 2012

Finland celebrates the opening of the Sami Cultural Center Sajos with a special sheet shaped like the center.

The sheet contains four free form self adhesive stamps that follows the contours of the Laland’s mountains. The sheet is priced at €3.

Released date 23 January 2012.