EUROPA 2023 Pair | PEACE - The Highest Value of Humanity
This pair set features two of each stamp from our EUROPA 2023 'PEACE - The Highest Value of Humanity' issue. Local Artist Ron Mills illustrates the £1.85 stamp. Design collective Linda Bos and Runa Egilsdottir have designed the common motif for the 98p stamp, having won this year's EUROPA stamp design competition.
A pair is two stamps taken from the same sheet of ten; selvedges are also retained and will include the traffic lights. Traffic lights are a term used by collectors to denote the check dots (or colour dabs) printed in the sheet margins of stamps printed by modern offset litho or photogravure methods. They assist in checking that all the colours have been printed correctly.
Blocks of stamps from the corner of the sheet, including the ‘traffic lights’, are collected as a matched pair with the block showing the cylinder numbers. Most of our selvedge sheets contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which stamps were printed - for example 1A.
All our mint/cto products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.
|Date of issue||09-05-2023|
|Designer||Linda Bos and Runa Egilsdottir (98p), Ron Mills (£1.85)|
|Size||Stamp die size 40mm deep x 30mm wide.|
|Process||four colour process lithography|