Issue Date: 06/01/2008
Issue Name: National Railway Museum Official Sheet
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Our stamp sheets have a habit of selling out and this one is a cracker. An official National Railway Museum stamp sheet, it features the four crests of the railway companies. It also has ten famous locomotives. On 6th January 1923, the railways were organised into the "big four": GWR (Great Western Railway or "God's Wonderful Railway""!), LNER (London & North Eastern Railway - East Coast), LMS (London Midland and Scottish Railway - West Coast) and Southern Railway.
What are stamp sheets?
A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the firework stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.
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Total number of sheets printed: 1923
Jenny Agutter, trained at Elmhurst Ballet School. Her first film role aged 11 years was as a young dancer in Walt Disney’s film Ballerina. She first came to the public’s attention in 1970 playing Roberta in the film of The Railway Children and The Girl In Nic Roeg’s Walkabout, since when she has had a prolific career in film television and theatre. Most recent television includes Spooks, The Alan Clark Diaries, The Invisibles and Monday Monday and the popular BBC series Call the Midwife in which she plays Sister Julienne.
Jenny joined the National Theatre aged 21 to play Miranda in The Tempest. She spent a season with The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982/83, in 1985 she returned to the company to play Polya in Stephen Poliakoff’s Breaking the Silence in the West End, and in 1995 went on tour to Japan with the RSC playing the Princess of France in, Loves Labours Lost. Jenny appeared on Broadway in Breaking the Code with Derek Jacobi and played Hester in Equus in the West End with Daniel Radcliffe. It was a return to the play having won a BAFTA for her role as the stable girl in Sidney Lumet’s film of Equus in 1977. Other films include: Logan’s Run, The Eagle has Landed, Riddle of the Sands, King of the Wind, An American Werewolf in London, Sweet William, and Stephen Poliakoff’s Glorious ’39 with appearances in Avengers Assemble and Captain America the Winter Soldier.
Jenny was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her work in the charitable sector.