Heritage Transport

ROYAL MAIL POST & GO HERITAGE TRANSPORT FDC

As part of the Royal Mail’s 500 Year celebrations in 2016 they have released a set of six ‘Heritage Transport’ themed Post & Go stamps.

These Post & Go stamps are released on the 17th February alongside the New Issue set of six, the miniature sheet, PSB booklet and overprint.

The overprint and Post & Go stamps will be keenly sought after at the Spring STAMPEX which runs from Wednesday 17th February – Saturday 20th February in 2016.

The Royal Mail say that the Post & Go stamps ‘reflect the conveyance of mail, over five centuries via methods of transport.’ It is also believed that R.M will continue this theme of mail transportation for future issues.

BC537Buckingham Covers Post & Go FDC (Above)

The 1st Class stamps focus on the following modes of transport;

  1. Post Boy on Horseback (1640s)
  2. Mail Coach (1790s)
  3. Falmouth Packet Ship (1920s)
  4. Travelling Post Office (1890s)
  5. Airmail (1930s)
  6. Royal Mail Minivan (1970s)

The cover design focuses on the Travelling Post Office stamp and has close up of the bottom of a Night Mail train, it also includes the opening line of the great Night Mail poem by W.H Auden.

In addition the London NW1 postmark is connected to the issue, Euston Station is located in NW1 and this is where the Night Mail is recorded to have first joined the lines.

The product BC537 will be available to buy direct from Buckingham Covers in the New Year or reserve yours today by calling 01303 278 137.

 

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