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Gibraltar 2000 "History of Gibraltar"


Issue Date 09.05.2000
ID Michel:  914-929 Scott:  Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU:  N/A  Category: pR
Author Designer:  Christian Hook
Stamps in set 16
Value 5p  3,000 Metre Waterfall (5 million bc)
5p  The Sandy Plains (2 million bc)
5p  The Neanderthals (30,000 bc)
5p  The Phoenicians (700 bc)
5p  The Romans (100 bc)
5p  The Arabs (711)
5p  The Coat of Arms (1502)
5p  British Gibraltar (1704)
30p The Great siege (1779-1783)
30p Trafalgar (1805)
30p The City (1830-1900s)
30p Fortifications (1870s)
30p The Evacuation (1940)
30p The Fortress (1940s)
30p HM The Queen (1954)
30p European Finance Centre
Size (width x height) MS: 150x150mm
Layout MS of 16 stamps x1,  MS of 2 stamps x9, MS of 3 stamps x7
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Perforation 14 x 14
Print Technique Offset Lithography, Multicoloured
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Issuing Authority Gibraltar Post

Miniature sheet of 16 stamps depicting the history of Gibraltar going back to 5 Million BC when a huge 3,000m waterfall dumped water from the Atlantic to form the Mediterranean Sea.

Two stamps and two mini sheets are related to Paleontology are:  The Sandy Plains (2 million bc), depicted Megantereon whitei  and The Neanderthals (30,000 bc).

Moreover, thes stamps are issued in separate Mini-Sheets as described below, as well as in Prestige Booklet with Blocks of  2 stamps each
There are 16 Mini Sheet with the following stamps:
3,000 Metre Waterfall (5 million bc) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Sandy Plains (2 million bc) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Neanderthals (30,000 bc) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Phoenicians (700 bc) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Romans (100 bc) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Arabs (711) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Coat of Arms (1502) - 2 x 5p stamps
British Gibraltar (1704) - 2 x 5p stamps
The Great siege (1779-1783) - 2 x 30p stamps
Trafalgar (1805) - 2 x 30p stamps
The City (1830-1900s) - 3 x 30p stamps
Fortifications (1870s) - 3 x 30p stamps
The Evacuation (1940) - 3 x 30p stamps
The Fortress (1940s) - 3 x 30p stamps
HM The Queen (1954) - 3 x 30p stamps
European Finance Centre - 3 x 30p stamps
 

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