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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary: Innovation in Aerospace

Collection Issue Date: 12th January 2016

Celebrating 150 years.

Official postal tribute dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community draws on the resources of the National Aerospace Library, with industry commentary from Mr Brian Riddle, Chief Librarian.

The full set of eight stamps and associated merchandise showcase cutting-edge technology over 150 years, from the conquest of air in 1783 to current developments of the Trent engine and Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015.

During Tim's mission he will sign a total of 7 Royal Aeronautical Society Commemorative envelopes which will return to earth for distribution by the RAeS to prominent international museums and establishments associated with Innovation in Aerospace.

Technical Information

Text Mr Brian Riddle
Design EJC Design
Printer Lowe-Martin Group
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4 plus 2 Metallic
Paper 110gms PVA gummed
Perforations 14 per 2cm
Stamp size 36mm x 36mm
No. of stamps 8
Sheet format 16 stamps on 2 sheets
Date of issue 12th January 2016

Collection Products

Tim Peake Return to Earth Special Envelope
Tim Peake Return to Earth Special Envelope

Product Code: UA96
Product Issue Date: 18th June 2016

This stunning special cover marks British Astronaut Tim Peake's return to earth from his six month International Space Station (ISS) mission. Featuring two high definition pictures from the Royal Aeronautical Society 150th anniversary collection.

In celebration of Tim Peake's return to earth we have four covers signed by Tim Peake to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning simply purchase our Tim Peake Return to Earth Special Envelope and we will be doing a draw when we have sold 125, 250, 375 and 500 of the Envelopes. The earlier you buy the more chances you have to win, as those not successful in the first draws will be entered in to the later ones as well.

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Concorde Special Signed Envelope
Concorde Special Signed Envelope

Product Code: UA95
Product Issue Date: 21st January 2016

A stunning limited edition cover to mark the 40th anniversary of the first ever commercial Concorde flight. This special envelope, which is in a limited edition of 500, features images of Concorde’s first commercial flight taking off on 21st January 1976 and the very last touchdown on 23rd November 2003.

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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Set
Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Set

Product Code: UA31
Product Issue Date: 12th January 2016

A specially commissioned set of eight stamps capturing mankind's exploration to the skies and beyond in beautiful colour and high definition depict the evolution of aeronautics and great aeronautical achievements from the first hydrogen balloon flight in 1784 to the fourth generation of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofan engine. The stamps incorporate an ingenious selective varnish and metallic over-layered print technique, adding shine and lustre to the set.

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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Sheet Set
Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Sheet Set

Product Code: UA66
Product Issue Date: 12th January 2016

A specially commissioned sheet set of four sets over two sheets capturing mankind's exploration to the skies and beyond in beautiful colour and high definition depict the evolution of aeronautics and great aeronautical achievements from the first hydrogen balloon flight in 1784 to the fourth generation of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofan engine. The stamps incorporate an ingenious selective varnish and metallic over-layered print technique, adding shine and lustre to the set.

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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary First Day Cover
Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary First Day Cover

Product Code: UA91
Product Issue Date: 12th January 2016

The Royal Aeronautical Society's First Day Cover envelope features all of our specially commissioned stamps, showcasing key advances in the history of aeronautics, postmarked with the day of issue and accompanied by a four-sided information card explaining more about some of the most important innovations in aerospace science and technology as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the RAeS.

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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Presentation Pack
Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Presentation Pack

Product Code: UA41
Product Issue Date: 12th January 2016

A must have collectable for those with an interest in aeronautics and aviation, this eight-sided mini-folder includes a mint condition set of our stamps celebrating the Royal Aeronautical Society's 150th anniversary. The accompanying text helps to recall a fascinating story of scientific aeronautical endeavour expertly authored by Mr Brian Riddle, Chief Librarian of the National Aerospace Library.

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Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Stampcards and Maxicards
Royal Aeronautical Society 150th Anniversary Stampcards and Maxicards

Product Code: UA39
Product Issue Date: 12th January 2016

These unique Isle of Man Stamp Cards and Maximum Cards are stunning, and perfectly sized to fit into a collectors’ album or be framed as an eye-catching set. Each of the six inch by four inch cards features an enlarged version of one of our special issue of eight stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society, while the exclusive Maximum Cards also include a genuine stamp and special postmark.

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