Stamp of Approval

We’ve recently picked up a number of vintage Royal Mail stamp presentation packs.

Most of ours date from the 1960s & 70s.

We might frame them as a group – there are some fantastic designs and illustrations amongst them.

We thought we’d share them with you!

Royal Mail release a few different sets every year – there’s a fabulous 2009 issue featuring British design classics that we’re thinking of adding to our little collection.

If you’re interested in seeing other vintage international stamp designs, grain edit have started a great mid-century modern sticker, label + stamp club on Flickr.

We’ve got two presentation packs to give away if you fancy starting your own collection – they are British Achievements in Chemistry and Post Office Technology


All you need to do is follow us on Twitter (if you’re not already) & send us a message letting us know that you’d like to receive them – we’ll choose a winner at random and message them on 12 May ’09.

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  • http://www.swirlyarts.blogspot.com Lynsey

    My husband has lots of these as he used to collect stamps in his youth – we have them all upstairs somewhere!

  • http://www.florcitasart.blogspot.com Marian

    PRETTY STAMPS! Here in The Netherlands stamps ussually just have the queens head… which, Im sorry to let her know, is not very amusing.

  • http://www.purple4mee.com/ Teena in Toronto

    Looks like a fun place!

    Happy blogoversary!

  • http://www.hisforhome.com H is for Home

    Thank you Teena!

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