Friday, December 29, 2006

British announce new stamps for 2007

The Manchester, England Evening News quotes Julietta Edgar, head of special stamps at the Royal Mail, as saying, "Special stamps mark great moments, famous anniversaries and important cultural themes.

"They are miniature pieces of art and history rolled into one, and this year's stamp programme promises some really stunning images."

New stamps in January will feature Beatles album covers, while others later in the year will include underwater sea life, British inventions that changed the world, the abolition of the slave trade, British Army uniforms, the centenary of the Scout Association and the country's longest running TV show.

The Sky At Night, which has been broadcast for 50 years, will be one of the stars of the 2007 stamp program.

Sir Patrick Moore, who has been presenting the show since the very first episode in 1957, has chosen six of his favourite celestial objects for the stamps, which will be issued in February.

The diamond wedding anniversary of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be marked in October.

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