VETERAN STAMP DESIGNER ASSIGNED TO CREATE PITCAIRN ISLANDS
DARWIN ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
ANGWIN, CALIFORNIA, April 15, 2009 ----- The international
efforts of Pitcairn Islands philatelic enthusiasts is bringing a highly regarded
British stamp designer back into the Pitcairn Islands stamp design fold to create
the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin stamp.
issue date is June 24, 2009.
Veteran British stamp designer Jennifer Toombs
of Suffolk, England, has been chosen by the Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau
in Wellington, New Zealand to design the Charles Darwin issue. The Bureau's selection
of Toombs is good news to stamp collectors around the world.
For more than
20 years, from 1966 to 1987, Toombs was a designer of Pitcairn stamps, creating
more than 30 issues. A long-time favorite with stamp collectors, her work was
missed when the Bureau decided to use other artists in the late 1980s.
Islands philatelic enthusiast Walter Kramarski of Mt. Prospect, Ill., concerned
over Ms. Toombs long-time absence from design a Pitcairn stamp, began a write-in
campaign to petition the Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau to once again elect
her designing services.
The designer of stamps for over 80 countries, Toombs
has done a steady stream of stamp designs for the Crown Agents. Among her designs
are over 110 Christmas sets.
Further details about the upcoming issue may
be obtained from Russell Watson of the Bureau at P.O. Box 27404, Marion Square,
Wellington 6141, New Zealand, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitcairn Islands Study Center, 1 Angwin
Ave., Angwin, CA, USA. Herbert Ford, 707-965-6625, 707-965-2047, Fax: 707-965-6504,
Email: email@example.com, Website: http://library.puc.edu/pitcairn