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1976 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps Next
Sets: | Separation | Coinage | Christmas |

1) Separation: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue:  1976-01-01  
  Designer: J.E. Cooter and I. Nivatui  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 32mm x 48mm & 42mm x 38mm (10c)  
  Format: Panes of 50 (2 groups of 25, 5 x 5
separated by a gutter)
Plates 1A and 1B, Plates 1C and 1D
 
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, Greenish gum  
    upright on 10c, sideways on 4c, 35c  
  Perforation: 13.7 x 13.7  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1976.C1.1 4c Saying goodbye, Tiabo (Gilbertese) and Tofa (Tuvaluan) 16 1
1976.C1.2 10c Map of Tuvalu (vertical) 17 2
1976.C1.3 35c Tuvaluan and Gilbertese canoes 18 3
  v1) as above, sideways-inverted watermark
(crown pointing to right of CA)
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  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets). [image]
  • Master sheets with all four plate positions, were cut into two separate panes, 1A paired with 1B, and 1C paired with 1D.
  • Plate 1A and 1C markings are in the gutter on the 4c and 35c stamps. They are in the bottom left margin on the 10c (vertical) stamp.
  • Plate 1B and 1D markings are in the bottom left margin on the 4c and 35c stamps. They are in the bottom margin to the right of the gutter on the 10c (vertical) stamp.
  • Quantities sold: 4c - 39,662. 10c - 44,922. 35c - 51,642.

2) New Coinage: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue:  1976-04-21  
  Designer: G. Drummond  
  Printer: Walsall  
  Process: Lithography  
  Stamp Size: 32mm x 48mm  
  Format: Panes of 50 (2 groups of 25, 5 x 5
separated by a gutter)
Plates 1A and 1B, Plates 1C and 1D
 
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark upright,  
    Greenish gum  
  Perforation: 13.7 x 13.7  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1976.2.1 5c 50c coin with octopus 19 26
  v1) Swedish "O" Variety (row 4/1, pane 1B) [image] - -
1976.2.2 10c 10c coin with crab 20 27
1976.2.3 15c 20c coin with flying fish 21 28
1976.02.04 35c $1 coin with Green Turtle 22 29
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets). [image]
  • Master sheets with all four plate positions, were cut into two separate panes, 1A paired with 1B, and 1C paired with 1D.
  • Plate 1A and 1C markings are in the bottom left margin.
  • Plate 1B and 1D markings are in the bottom margin to the right of the gutter.
  • Quantities sold: 5c - 42,652. 10c - 38,733. 15c - 39,425. 35c - 44,541.


3) Christmas: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue:  1976-10-06  
  Designer: G. Drummond  
  Printer: Harrison  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheetlets of 10 with 2 labels
No Cylinder numbers
 
  Stamp Size: 42.5mm x 28.5mm  
  Paper: CA Spiral Watermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14.25 x 14.75  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1976.C3.1 5c Tuvaluan New Testament 38 45
1976.C3.2 20c Lotolelei Curch, Nanumea 39 46
1976.C3.3 25c Kelupi Church, Nui 40 47
  v1) Accent over "R" of CHRISTMAS (R2/2) [image] - -
1976.C3.4 30c Mataloa o Tuvalu Church, Vaitupu 41 48
1976.C3.5 35c Palataiso o Keliso Church, Nanumanga 42 49
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets). [image]
  • Printed in Sheetlets of 10 with 2 labels and decorative margins. No plate numbers. [image]
  • Quantities sold: 5c - 39,821. 20c - 39,742. 25c - 39,950. 30c - 39,800. 35c - 39,060.



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