Which are the most striking special issues Britain has ever produced? To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we selected the top 75, and our countdown continues here
There is no doubting which was the most arresting stamp in the set of five commemorating 50 years of passenger jet aviation.
A beautifully lit photo-essay features the ‘face’ of a contemporary Airbus A340-600, staring back at the viewer like some benevolent monster.
The bulk of the aircraft, which can carry almost 400 people, is not illustrated but is clearly suggested by its massive head, standing out magnificently against an indigo clear sky.
Printing: gravure by De La Rue.
Want the latest issue of Stamp Magazine? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!
Love Philately? Sign up to our emails for the latest news and special offers!