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Catalogue code: AS1590
Beautiful new Battlefields Poppy imagery created especially for this Stamp issue
Images include poignant and thought provoking artefacts and memorials
Perfect as a memento of this important historic occasion
BATTLEFIELD POPPY, GILES REVELL, FIRST CLASS
In his Battlefield Poppy, a single poppy stands against a chaotic and barren background.
‘TO MY BROTHER’, VERA BRITTAIN, First Class
In June 1918, she wrote ‘To My Brother’, a poem commemorating Edward’s bravery on the Somme two years previously. Four days later, Edward was killed.
MUNITIONS WORKER LOTTIE MEADE, FIRST CLASS
This studio portrait shows Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Meade. Reflecting her work as a munitions worker, Meade is posing in her overalls, her hair covered by a headscarf.
TRAVOYS ARRIVING WITH WOUNDED AT A DRESSING- STATION AT SMOL, MACEDONIA, SEPTEMBER 1916, STANLEY SPENCER, £1.52
This painting was inspired by an incident he witnessed in September 1916.
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE, £1.52
The village of Thiepval was a key strategic point on the Somme battlefield.
CAPTAIN AC GREEN’S BATTLE OF JUTLAND COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL, £1.52
After Jutland, unofficial medals were struck to commemorate the battle.
Special Stamps Technical Specifications
Design Hat Trick
Stamp format/size Square 35mm x 35mm
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Lithography
Perforation 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Battlefield Poppy by Giles Revell, 2016 © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2016; ‘To My Brother’ by Vera Brittain quotation used by permission of Mark Bostridge and TJ Brittain-Catlin, literary executors for the Estate of Vera Brittain 1970, calligraphy by John Stevens © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2016; Lottie Meade © IWM (WWC M15); Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing-Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916 by Sir Stanley Spencer, 1919 © IWM (ART 2268); Thiepval Memorial photograph © Mike Sheil, www.westernfrontphotography.com , Mary Evans Picture Library; Captain AC Green’s Battle of Jutland commemorative medal, used with the kind permission of The Royal Marines Museum, photography by John Ross © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2016