Royal Mail catches the maritime bug

Marine artist Robert G Lloyd was recently tapped by Royal Mail to paint both HMS Dreadnought, perhaps one of the most beautiful battlewagons ever, as well as the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The stamps are part of a eight-ship set that also includes: Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose (1st class), Charles I’s Sovereign of the Seas (later renamed HMS Royal Sovereign and in the mid-17th Century the most potent man-o-war afloat: £1.55); HMS Victory; HMS Beagle which carried Charles Darwin on his revolutionary evolutionary voyage (£1.60); ironclad HMS Warrior (£1.55); and, naturally, HMS King George V (£1.35).

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