BHUTAN STAMPS: WINSTON S. CHURCHILL with ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Posted on Sep 11, 2012

BHUTAN STAMPS: WINSTON S. CHURCHILL with ORIGINAL ARTWORK

These stamps were issued 25th July 1967 in commemoration of Churchill and the Battle of Britain. Of importance here is the original artwork for these 3 stamps

The original artwork accompanying these stamps from Bhutan, which have Sir Winston Churchill printed in the corner, makes this a very interesting addition to my Churchill collection.

Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is surrounded by India to the West and the South and by China to the North. The Bhutanese call it Druk Yul which means land of the Thunder Dragon. The country was only opened up to foreigners in the 1970’s.

– The 45ch displays an Avro Lancaster Bomber
– The 2N displays a Supermarine Spitfire Fighter
– The 4N displays an Hawker Hurricane IIC Fighter

Apparently the miniature sheets were not issued in Bhutan.

Overprinted in black “Sir Winston Churchill” together with a hand showing the V victory sign beneath it: this is placed at the bottom left corner on the 45ch stamp featuring an Avro Lancaster Bomber, but in the bottrom right corner of the 2N stamp featuring a Supermarine Spitfire Fighter and the 4N stamp featuring an Hawker Hurricane IIC Fighter.

Estimated value for the artwork with examples of the stamps $1200

The original artwork for the Bhutan stamps

Original artwork used for the Churchill stamps : Buhtan

Bhutan stamps commemorating Churchill and the Battle of Britain

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