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Post & Go - Working Sail

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Name Price
Post & Go - Working Sail - Bureau Stamps, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Working Sail - Bureau Stamps, with a Stampex postmark, unsigned £25.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Working Sail - Machine Stamps, unsigned £25.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Working Sail - Machine Stamps, signed by Dee Caffari MBE £30.00 Buy Now
Post & Go - Working Sail - Bureau Stamps, signed Sir by Chay Blyth £45.00 Limited Availability

Product Information

 

  • Post & Go - Working Sail
  • Each stamp features an image of a painting by a 'pierhead' painter
  • With London SE1 postmark (18th February 2015)
  • Available signed by Chay Blyth or Dee Caffari MBE


Issue Date: 18/02/2015

Issue Name: Post & Go - Working Sail

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Over the centuries, the beauty of sailing ships inspired innumerable grand paintings, including enormous seascapes and complex battle scenes – but it is the work of folk artists who painted on a more humble scale, observing ships as they came into the port, that has captured for posterity many types of traditional merchant and fishing vessels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Our beautiful Working Sail cover, designed by Cath, complements these 6 Post & Go stamps featuring fishing and cargo boats of types relevant to regions of the UK.

 

  • Post & Go - Working Sail
  • Each stamp features an image of a painting by a 'pierhead' painter
  • With London SE1 postmark (18th February 2015)
  • Available signed by Chay Blyth or Dee Caffari MBE
  • The stamps feature the following stamps:
    • Falcon by JW Green - 1897
    • Briar by Alexander Harwood - 1907 
    • Stag attributed to George Race (date unknown) 
    • Harry by Reuben Chappell (date unknown) 
    • Nell Morgan by G Ramsey - 1886 
    • Margaret by Henry Lawson - 1890.

 

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Red Sails in the Sunset - Working Sail

Red sails in the sunset, Way out on the sea, Oh, carry my loved one, Home safely to me, She sailed at the dawning, All day I've been blue, Red sails in the sunset, I'm trusting in you. Swift wings you must borrow, Make straight for the shore, We marry tomorrow, And she goes sailing no more

The song Red Sails in the Sunset was reputedly written aboard a Brixham sailing trawler called the Torbay Lass. Many British fishing fleets had red sails. Originally the sails were made of white cotton, then a proofing coat was applied, usually after the sail was a few years old. This gave the sails its distinctive red ochre colour, which made them a picturesque sight in large numbers.

Every region had its own design of fishing boat to fit the local conditions and they differed widely from place to place. The kind of beach they were launched off, the depth of the home waters, local weather and the type of fish all played their part in the shaping of the boats.The Lancashire Nobby, the Galway Hooker, the Fifie from Scotland, the Smack from the Thames Estuary along with the Bawley, which was probably named because it had a boiler on board for boiling shrimps, were all local names for local boats. The Brixham Trawler, one of the most copied designs for a fishing vessel, famous for their strength and speed.

 

Bureau of Machine stamps? What's the difference?

The Bureau released stamps have the serial number ending with the Post & Go number for the series issue. Covers also include the carrier information card for the stamp set.

Machine stamps do not have the same serial number as the bureau stamps, in fact, the serial numbers are continually changing as they are printed.

 

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Sir Chay Blyth CBE  known as Chay Blyth, is a Scottish yachtsman and rower. He was the first person to sail single-handed non-stop westwards around the world, on a 59-foot boat called British Steel.

 

Denise 'Dee' Caffari MBE is a British sailor, and in 2006 became the first woman to sail single-handedly and non-stop around the world "the wrong way"; westward against the prevailing winds and currents.

 

 

 

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