Stamps for World Stamp Show-New York 2016
New York Exhibition Sheet & Post & Go Collectors Strips
Issue Date: 28th May 2016 Each year the Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (FIP) nominate countries to host World Stamp Exhibitions to develop philately and promote the stamps of member countries. In 2016 the nominated hosts are New York, USA and Taipei, Taiwan.
Royal Mail will be issuing an Exhibition sheet to promote and celebrate the New York event which takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. This sheet will feature the definitive size Hello stamp, as used in the Melbourne, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and London sheets and features images that represent the host city. They include:
The Statue of Liberty “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and became a National Monument in 1924.
Please note the full Statue of Liberty image comprises of five labels.
Manhattan Island Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York City, and is the heart of the Big Apple, featuring Times Square, Greenwich Village, Broadway and Central Park.
New York City Subway The 24-hour subway system’s 24 lines take around five million New Yorkers every day, making it the busiest public transport system in the Western world.
The High Line A rotting elevated railway track abandoned for 30 years was transformed into what is now a glorious garden park beautifying the concrete and brick blocks of Manhattan’s west side.
Wall Street New York’s financial district. The New York Stock Exchange is at No.11 Wall Street and at No.48 is the Museum of American Finance.
Ellis Island Ellis Island was the famous first port of call for immigrants to the USA. It is estimated that half of the country’s population today can trace their ancestry back to an immigrant who arrived via Ellis Island.
Central Park A true NYC icon for locals who stroll and socialise in its 843 acres. Top spots include the Strawberry Fields meditation garden in memory of John Lennon, assassinated nearby in 1980, and the Literary Walk, boasting statues of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
Central Park Zoo More than 130 species call the zoo their home, from grizzly bears and snow leopards to red pandas and poison dart frogs.
Little Italy This Manhattan quarter is a byword for colourful Italian culture, food and cool boutiques.
Chinatown Real Chinatown is Columbus Park where the Chinese community practise kung fu, watch Chinese opera troupes and play mah-jongg.
Staten Island Ferry The 25-minute trip to the island from Lower Manhattan offers one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbour.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 10,000 plants flourish in themed gardens – cacti from Namibia to Bolivia grow in the Desert Pavilion and there are 350 small but perfectly formed trees in the Bonsai Museum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art The ‘Met’ holds two million art works spanning more than 5,000 years.
Grand Central Terminal With its soaring arches, marble floors and zodiac-themed ceiling featuring 2,500 stars, this station is grand indeed. It has 44 platforms, 67 tracks – and its own tennis club.
Brooklyn Bridge Stretching 6,000ft across the East River, the bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights with Manhattan has starred in dozens of movies, including Annie Hall and The French Connection.
Coney Island The seaside playground is famous for its Luna Park amusements, Cyclone rollercoaster and cold beer beach picnics in the salty Atlantic air.
Number of stamps: 20
Stamp: Hello stamp from the Smilers® range.
Sheet Design: Studio Up
Sheet Format: Landscape
Stamp Format: Definitive
Stamp Size: 20mm x 24mm
Printer: International Security Printers
Print Process: Lithography
Perforations: 15 x 14
Post & Go Royal Mail will also be offering Post & Go New York (from the Sea Travel Post & Go set) and Union Flag Collector’s strips from our stand at the exhibition and GB versions in the UK.
The New York Collector’s Strip – GB Version Featuring the New York image from the Sea Travel issue. Consisting of 6 rates – 1st up to 100g, 1st Large up to 100g, Euro 20g/World 10g, Europe up to 100g, Worldwide up to 20g & Worldwide up to 100g. This product will feature the ‘World Stamp Show NY2016’ overprint and will only be available from Tallents House by mail order. Price: £7.75 per strip Code: ZS043
Please Note: This stamp was produced using a four colour digital press instead of the original gravure printing. Royal Mail is trialling this production method to assess its viability from a quality viewpoint and the potential for shorter production runs of specific designs.
The Union Flag Collector’s Strip – GB Version Consisting of 6 Rates – 1st up to 100g, 1st Large up to 100g, Euro 20g/World 10g, Europe 100g, Worldwide up to 20g, Worldwide up to 100g. This product will feature the ‘World Stamp Show NY2016’ overprint and only be available from Tallents House by mail order. Price: £7.75 per strip Code: ZS044