World War I – Miniature Sheet

Nafl.16.52

  • Date of issue: July 15, 2015
  • Designer: Randy Maurera
  • Value of stamps: 250c, 350c, 450c, 550c
  • Stamps Size souvenirsheet: 95 x 95 mm
  • Size of stamps: 22 mm x 33 mm
  • Stamp perforation: 13¼ x 13¾
  • Gumming: Synthetic
  • Printer: Johan Enschede Security Printing, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Description

World War I was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28th of July 1914 and lasted until 11th November 1918. The war lasted exactly four years, three months and 14 days. World War I was called the Great War, the World War or the War to End all Wars, this because almost 135 countries took part in World War I, and more than 15 million people died. World War I took place mostly on European soil. The actual fighting took place on many different fronts. The Western Front was where most of the fighting between Germany and the Allies happened. The Eastern Front fights concentrated in Central and Eastern Europe, and was one of the main places where World War I took place.

250c Stamp – Soldiers
Illustrates soldiers in a fight in World War 1.

350c Stamp – Tools
This stamp illustrates the helmet and gas masks used in World War I. These masks were made because of the poisonous gas attacks which took the Allies in the trenches on the Western Front by surprise.

450c Stamp – Weapons
Stamp illustrates tanks, aeroplanes and zeppelins that were used against each others as weapons during the World War I.
550c Stamp – Victory Medal
Stamp illustrates the service medal of the United States military which was first created in 1919.