The Battle of Hastings Postage Stamps

Alderney Battle of Hastings Postage Stamps. 1066 is arguably the most important year in England’s history. The death of King Edward the Confessor 950 years ago unleashed a contest for the crown of England. Which saw four different claimants​ for one throne and three battles, including a pivotal one near Hastings. With this set of postage stamps, I have tried to bring the story and drama to life. Researching the arms, armour and using, of course, the great resource ‘The Bayeux Tapestry’. The stamp artwork is painted using oil paints on paper.
Set of six Alderney Battle of Hastings postage stamps Set of Six Stamps
Stamp for Alderney with King Harold hard pressed in the shield wall at the Battle of Hastings. 78p postage stamp with King Harold hard pressed in the shield wall.
Presentation Pack cover for Alderney Hastings Stamps showing an illustration of the coronation of William 1. Presentation Pack Cover
Souvenir Sheet of the six Alderney Hastings Stamps with an illustration of a clash of arms and banners. Souvenir Sheet.
Alderney Hastings Stamp Sheets of 10 with illustrations showing the weapons of each side. Sheets of ten for each stamp.

Finally

Also with this set of stamps ‘The Westminster Collection’ commissioned me to produce a very Limited Edition of only 5 Covers. This included with my stamps, a commemorative Hastings coin and a hand-painted​ picture by myself on each cover. I was very pleased to be asked by them to produce this and has lead to a lot more interesting and varied work.
Westminster Collections First Day Cover with Hastings Stamp & Coin and a illustration of the death of King Harold. Hand painted Limited Edition Cover with the death of King Harold.

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