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End of the Second World War Stamp Set

Catalogue code
AS5700

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Eight Special Stamps featuring evocative photographs capturing the relief and jubilation that followed the formal conclusion of the conflict in 1945.

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A collection of eight Special Stamps featuring evocative photographs capturing the relief and jubilation that followed the formal end of the Second World War in 1945.

The original black and white photographs have been expertly reproduced in colour for the first time.

Two Second Class stamps, two First Class stamps, two £1.42 stamps and two £1.63 stamps presented in four vertical se-tenant pairs.

Second Class A serviceman returns home to South Devon 

Second Class Jubilant nurses celebrate VE Day in Liverpool.

First Class Ecstatic crowds gather in London’s Piccadilly on VE Day.

First Class Evacuees return home to London after a wartime stay in Leicester.

£1.42 Troops march through London’s Oxford Street during a parade for the Victory Over Japan exhibition.

£1.42 Soldiers and sailors leave a demobilisation centre carrying their civilian clothes in boxes.

£1.63 Allied prisoners of war at Aomori Camp near Yokohama, Japan cheer their rescuers.

£1.63 A member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS) proposes a toast during VE Day celebrations in Glasgow.

Stamp specifications

  • Stamp format Landscape
  • Stamp size 41mm x 30mm
  • Design Hat-trick Design
  • Photo colourisation Royston Leonard
  • Number per sheet 60
  • Printer International Security Printers
  • Print process Lithography
  • Perforations 14.5 x 14
  • Phosphor Bars as appropriate
  • Gum PVA

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