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2016 Great Britain - The Great Fire of London stamp set

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2016 Great Britain - The Great Fire of London

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Issued on the 2nd September 2016, 6 values: Mint unhinged.

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The issue depict key scenes documenting the start, spread and aftermath of the Great Fire of London, which raged across the city from 2 to 5 September 1666. It is the first time Royal Mail has used a graphic-novel style of design, created by renowned comic book artist and writer, John Higgins.

The graphic style uses a street map design to locate the action. A prominent and respected artist of the comic book scene, Higgins has worked on iconic titles such as Judge Dredd, 2000 AD and Watchmen series.

  • Sunday, 2nd September 1666 - Fire Breaks Out, 1st
  • Sunday, 2nd September 1666 - The Fire Spreads Repidly, 1st
  • Monday, 3rd September 1666, Fire Breaks Created, £1.05
  • Tuesday, 4th September 1666, St Pauls destruction, £1.05
  • Wednesday, 5th September 1666, The fire dies out, £1.52
  • Tuesday, 11th September 1666, Christopher Wren plans presented, £1.52