Red Mailboxes is Great Britain 2018 Christmas stamps set’s theme.
Did you know that Royal Mail has issued Christmas-themed stamps since the 1960s?
A recent article on BBC News revealed the six stamps of this year’s Christmas series ranging from first and second class to £2.25, featuring festive images of traditional red-coloured postboxes.
The postbox illustrations range from smaller ones mounted on a post or in a wall to a large one with a double posting slot.
The set of six stamps were illustrated by artist Andrew Davidson from Stroud in Gloucestershire. Mr Davidson said illustrating the stamps gave him “a real sense of festive joy”. Each stamp also features a cypher from the six monarchs of the last 100 years.
Mr Davidson said: “Knowing my illustrations on the 2018 Christmas stamps will be winging their way around the world delivering season’s greetings to friends and family gives me a real sense of festive joy.” Christmas stamps were first issued in 1966 when Royal Mail ran a competition on BBC’s Blue Peter to select the design.
Read full article on bbc.com/news
Tell me…which worldwide stamps depicting mailboxes are your favorites? Share in the comments below and I will compile the entries and create a checklist from your choices. Your name and website (or email) will feature next to your choices if you want so. That would be so cool! Up for the challenge? I’m on standby…
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