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1988 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Marine Life | Red Cross | Captain Cook | Fungi | Independence | Christmas |

1) Marine Life: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1988-02-29  
  Designer: G. Drummond  
  Printer: Format  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 28.45 mm x 42.58mm  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 15 x 15  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C01.1 15c Spanish dancer 465 498
1988.C01.2 40c Hard corals 466 499
1988.C01.3 50c Feather stars 467 500
1988.C01.4 60c Staghorn corals 468 501
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets).


2) Red Cross: Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1988-05-09  
  Designer: M. Pollard  
  Printer: Format  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 42.58mm x 28.45mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)  
    Souvenir sheet of 1 ($1.50)  
  Paper: Unwatermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 12.5 x 12.5  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C02.1 15c Jean-Henri Dunant 485 518
1988.C02.2 40c Junior red Cross 486 519
1988.C02.3 50c Care for the handicapped 487 520
1988.C02.4 60c First aid training 488 521
1988.C02.5 $1.50 Lecture, souvenir sheet of 1 489 522
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values, including the souvenir sheet (1,000 sets).
  • All values, including the souvenir sheet, exist imperforate.
  • Al values exist with the red omitted.
  • Large quantities of the imperforate and red omitted varieties came on the market after the liquidation of the former philatelic advisors and Format Printers in 1988.



3) Captain Cook: Set View stamp image S/S View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1988-06-15  
  Designer:    
  Printer: Format  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 42mm x 29mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)  
    Souvenir sheet of 1 ($2.50)  
  Paper: Unwatermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 12.5 x 12.5  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C03.1 20c HMS Endeavour 490  
1988.C03.2 40c HMS Endeavour 491  
1988.C03.3 50c Landing at Tahiti, 1769 492  
1988.C03.4 60c Maori chief, New Zealand 493  
1988.C03.5 80c Resolution and Hawaiian sailing ship 494  
1988.C03.6 $1 Cook portrait 495  
1988.C03.7 $2.50 Resolution in Antarctica, souvenir sheet of 1 496  
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.
  • The souvenir $2.50 sheet exists imperforate


4) Fungi: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1988-07-25  
  Designer: J. Cooter  
  Printer: Format  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 42.58mm x 28.45mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White Gum  
  Perforation: 15 x 15  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C04.1 40c Ganoderma applanatum 497 530
1988.C04.2 50c Pseudoepicoccum cocos 498 531
1988.C04.3 60c Rigidoporus zonalis 499 532
1988.C04.4 90c Rigidoporus microporus 500 533
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets).


5) Independence, 10th Anniversary: Set View stamp image S/S1View stamp image S/S2View stamp image
S/S3View stamp image S/S4View stamp image
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  Date of Issue: 1988-10-28  
  Designer: Various photographers  
  Printer: Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 28.45mm x 42.58mm  
    42.58mm x 28.45mm ($1 only)  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)
with gutters
 
    Souvenir sheets of 1 (85x85mm)  
  Paper: Post Office watermark , White Gum
Sideways on 60c, 90c, $1.20
Upright on $1
 
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C05.1 60c Queen Elizabeth in canoe 507 540
  a) Souvenir sheet of 1 as above 507a MS544a
1988.C05.2 90c Queen Elizabeth in sedan chair 508 541
  a) Souvenir sheet of 1 as above 508a MS544b
1988.C05.3 $1.00 Queen Elizabeth in parade 509 542
  a) Souvenir sheet of 1 as above 509a MS544c
1988.C05.4 $1.20 Queen Elizabeth seated at dais 510 543
  a) Souvenir sheet of 1 as above 510a MS544c
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values and souvenir sheets (1,000 each)


6) Christmas 1988: View stamp image View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1988-12-05  
  Designer: Michael Pollard  
  Printer: Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Size: 31.75mm x 31.75mm  
  Format: Sheets of 20 (2 panes of 20)  
    Souvenir sheet of 1 ($1.50)  
  Paper: Unwatermark, White Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott# S.G.#
1988.C04.1 15c Mary 511 545
1988.C04.2 40c Christ child 512 546
1988.C04.3 60c Joseph 513 547
1988.C04.4 $1.50 Heraldic angel, souvenir sheet of 1 514 548
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values (1,000 sets).



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