Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Postal Heritage And Stamps

Alison Bean of the British Postal Museum & Archive has written to me asking if I would mention and place a link to a new blog covering postal heritage and stamps.

At the start of each year at the BPMA they go through the process of making a selected batch of Royal Mail Archive material available to the public for the first time. Broadly speaking these are files that reached the thirtieth anniversary of their closure the previous year, so for last year files which contain material dating up to and including 1978 are opened.

This year they have opened about 150 files, with various topics. If you are interested in postal history pay them a visit and add the link to your list of favourites.

The current topic of conversation on the blog is is the exhibition of Lions, Leopards, Unicorns & Dragons: The first “Regional” stamps. This closes on 4th April. The exhibition follows the creation and development - from original artwork and unadopted designs, through to the final issues - of Britain’s first regional stamps.

If you have a website and would like me to exchange links, please send me your URL to my email address. I will be only to pleased to check it out.

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