Britain's most spectacular commemoratives, No24: 1990 Queen's Award For Export 20p

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology, were four very bold stamps realised in dark blue and yellow, in similar format and available in se-tenant pairs.

At the heart of this stamp is the Export award’s crowned insignia, with an ‘E’ at the centre of four arrows growing out of the cogwheels of industry. This casts a shadow over a stylised globe symbolic of international trade. 

The stamp was designed using the Quantel Paintbox, a revolutionary British-made aid to graphic design – and one of the winners of the award whose history it celebrates!

Design: Simon Broom.

Printing: offset litho by Questa.