Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Wood from Nelson’s ship used in Gibraltar's Trafalgar stamps

Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar next Monday with the world’s first wooden stamps.

The wood used is taken from the original oak timbers from Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory. The stamp issue will be launched by Philatelic Minister Joe Holliday at the start of a three-day exhibition on Monday morning at the Casemates Vaults, as Alice Mascarenhas reports.


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