Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Machin head nominated to be an icon

According to the UK's Stamp Magazine, the Machin head of Queen Elizabeth II has been nominated as a British cultural icon.

"The head joins the cup of tea, saying 'sorry' and the Routemaster bus, as well as the Penny Black and the postbox, on the website www.icons.org.uk."

Icons is a Department of Culture, Media & Sport initiative, aimed at being a rich resource of material about the British people and their cultural heritage.

Steve Gardam of the British Museum & Postal Archive, who nominated the Machin, is quoted as saying, "It was designed to be iconic. It still looks as fresh as it did [when it was first issued]. Can you imagine anything else on a definitive?"

If you want to help the Machin become a Great British icon, log on to click here, search for Machin and then cast your vote!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM