The Merchant Navy stamps salute the heritage of the UK’s trading fleet of ships, run by various companies, which export and import good from around the world, as well as carrying passengers, and which historically have been intertwined with the fortunes of the nation.
This is a set of 6 stamps on Stampex official cover with Stampex 19 September Merchant Navy first day special handstamp.
1st class - East Indiaman Atlas 1813;
Royal Mail Ship Britannia 1840;
Tea Clipper Cutty Sark 1870
£1.28 - Cargo Liner Clan Matheson 1919;
Royal Mail Ship Queen Elizabeth 1940;
Bulk Carrier Lord Hinton 1986.