GB 2000 Millennium Projects - Stone and Soil

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  • Date of Issue: 4th July 2000
  • four values in sheets (some values also issued in booklets, 18th September 2000)
  • Designed by The Post Office
  • Printed by Joh. Enschedé Security Print
  • Print process: gravure
  • stamp format height 35mm x width 37mm
  • Perforations 14.15 x 14.4 (normally described as 14 x 14½)
  • two wide sharp-edged phosphor bands
  • Gum PVA, with greenish tinge


Notes. the first class stamp exists gravure ptd by Walsall, in a booklet pane of two (18th September 2000);
the 65p Bluebell Wood stamp exists gravure ptd by Walsall, in a booklet pane of two (18th September 2000, Treasury of Trees Prestige Booklet)

Millennium Projects (VII). Stone and Soil[edit]


2nd ~ raising the stone (Strangford Stone, Killyleagh, Northern Ireland)
1st ~ horse's hooves (Trans Pennine Trail, Derbyshire)
45p ~ cyclist (Kingdom of Fife Cycle Ways, Scotland)
65p ~ bluebell wood (Changing Places programme of Groundworks)

Sheet stamps[edit]

GB 2000 Stone and Soil a.jpg
GB 2000 Stone and Soil b.jpg
GB 2000 Stone and Soil c.jpg
GB 2000 Stone and Soil d.jpg

First Day Cover[edit]

First Day Cover, Royal Mail FD postmark Killyleagh (N. Ireland)

Presentation Pack[edit]

Presentation Pack

Booklet pane, 4 x Bluebell Wood, from Treasury of Trees Prestige Booklet (18th September 2000)[edit]

  • stamps, printed Walsall, have gradated (soft edged) phosphor band, and shiny off-white gum
Bluebell Wood 65p pane of 2