Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Royal Mail Co-Sponsors Letter Writing Contest

Britain's Birmingham Mail has teamed up with Royal Mail to offer letter writers a range of prizes worth more than £2,000 over the next year.

According to reporter Vicky Farncombe, "Every week we will be assessing the quality of correspondence published on our ‘Your Say’ letters page and selecting the best of the week. The winning reader will be sent a sterling silver impression of the historic Penny Black stamp, which comes complete with a presentation folder packed with information from Royal Mail Heritage, the Royal Philatelic Collection and notable philatelists."

Royal Mail spokesman Michael Dalton is quoted in the piece as saying, “Royal Mail are proud to sponsor the letters page of the Birmingham Mail as the art of letter writing is key to us an organisation. Letter writing continues to be an enjoyable pastime for many.”

To read the entire article, click here.

Shown above, 2008 Europa stamps from Ireland promoting letter writing.
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