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  • Item Category: Transportation and Vehicles
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 25, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House


A GREAT gift idea for the Car / Autombile Enthusiast (as well as Stamp Collector) and ideal for framing . A 22.5 x 32.7 cms Complete Sheet of 50 Stamps of the 1928 WILLYS-KNIGHT 66A CAR comprising 25 se-tenant pairs of two genuine 1986 MINT/UNUSED $1 stamps from Nevis in the West Indies. The first stamp illustrates the technical / plan drawings and the second stamp depicts a print of the car. The scans below show (i) a close up of the stamps and (ii) the complete sheet. The stamps are 24 years old but are in pristine unmounted mint condition. The sheet would make an ideal present for the Willys enthusiast and is ideal for framing.

Please Note: My Photographs are Not Brilliant! But please rest assured, the sheet is in perfect condition (rectangular / flat / no creases / no sun shadows and in focus!).

Between 1983 and 1987 the Islands of the British Commonwealth collaboratively produced an omnibus issue of official postage stamps commemorating every important road and race car ever built (to mark the first 100 Years of the Automobile). An outstanding group of automotive experts was assembled to recommend cars for the collection. The collection became known as "The World's Greatest Car Collection" and AUTO 100 / The Leaders of the World Series.

These stamps are genuine and were recognised and used as valid postal currency for the transport of mail throughout the world. All these stamps have been officially catalogued by Scott, Michel, Yvert et Tellier, Unificato, Stanley Gibbons, and Domfil. The stamps were on sale in Post Offices in the individual countries of origin for 90 days following issue, then withdrawn from sale. The stamps were also made available through the Crown / Commonwealth Agents until their full withdrawal in 1990.