Sunday, 11 August 2013

Gilbert & Sullivan

A colourful set of stamps was issued in 1992 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Sullivan, the composer who is probably best known for his work with dramatist WS Gilbert.  Together they produced 14 operatic works.

Five of these works were represented on the stamps.  The missing one is an 18p stamp, The Yeomen of the Guard.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"


  1. I like the pirate coming round the curtain. No wonder its a popular amateur production with all those wonderful costumes.

  2. Super stamps which I had never seen before.

  3. I never heard or read about Gilbert and Sullivan.

    Thanks for sharing these stamps. I'll ask Mr. Wiki more about this duo.

  4. I think I only ever saw the 24p of this set, they are very colourful.

  5. Pirates and Mikado are the productions I am familiar with. I wonder if the others are produced very often?
    thank you for joining us today!

  6. i've also only seen the 1st one i think, its great to see the full set

  7. Interesting that the colours seem so similar as the stamps I posted :)
    I've always been a G&S fan.

  8. What fun and colorful stamps.


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