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Barbados Motor Sports stamps have arrived

Barbados Motor Sports First Day Cover

As promised, today saw the arrival of the brand new Motor Sports stamps issued by the Barbados Philatelic Bureau.

Designed by Andrew Robinson, the stamps have been printed by Lowe Martin (Security Printers) in Litho and are perf 13. The official release date was June 12th 2017 and there are four stamps with values of 10c, 65c, $1.80 and $2.20. The stamps are as follows;

Barbados Motor Sports - 10c Triumph TR4 June Rally 1970
Barbados Motor Sports – 10c Triumph TR4 June Rally 1970
Barbados Motor Sports - 65c Mitsubishi Shogun, Mud Dogs 2011
Barbados Motor Sports – 65c Mitsubishi Shogun, Mud Dogs 2011
Barbados Motor Sports - $1.80 Toyota Starlet Sprint Event 1988
Barbados Motor Sports – $1.80 Toyota Starlet Sprint Event 1988
Barbados Motor Sports - $2.20 Subaru Impreza - WRC Sol Rally 2012
Barbados Motor Sports – $2.20 Subaru Impreza – WRC Sol Rally 2012

And to go with the set of four stamps there is a Souvenir sheet at $5 value which features motorsport action at Bushey Park Barbados from 1971 to date.

Barbados Motor Sport Mini Sheet - Bushey Park Barbados
Barbados Motor Sport Mini Sheet – Bushey Park Barbados

To top off the collection there is also a First Day Cover featuring the four stamps (nothing for the souvenir sheet) and it looks like this;

Barbados Motor Sports First Day Cover
Barbados Motor Sports First Day Cover

All in all a very nice addition to the collection!

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