Issue Date: 03/11/2009
Issue Name: 2009 Christmas Stamps Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Here's our fantastic cover for Christmas 2009! It’s loosely based on BBC drama All the Small Things, which is all about the trials and tribulations of the characters involved in a choir in Glossop, Derbyshire. British TV actor Neil Pearson was the co-star and played the part of Michael Caddick brilliantly. We are thrilled that he agreed to sign for us to help raise money for Childline!
The Stained Glass Museum
The stained glass museum exists to rescue and display fine examples of stained glass for the public to enjoy. Its exhibition covers over 800 years of the history and development of this amazine art form. Founded in the early 70s, it is the only museum in the United Kingdon solely dedicated to stained glass. Some of the museum's finest pieces, which date from the 13th century have been acquired by generous gifts, loans and grants.
At a time when few could read, painted windows were used to instruct people in the Christian faith. The windows illustrated stories from the bible and the lives of the saints. Unpainted glass with very little colour, arranged in geometric designs, provided cheaper windows for poorer churches and was also favoured in the churches of the austere Cistercian monks. In contrast, rich donors, anxious to be remembered in the prayers of the faithful, paid for expensive windows.
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Neil Pearson is a British actor, known for his work on television. He was nominated for the 1994 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for Between the Lines. His other television roles include Drop the Dead Donkey, All the Small Things, Waterloo Road, and In the Club.