Monday, September 13, 2010

Britain's New "Post and Go" Stamps

Garden birds will be featured on the new Post and Go pictorial stamps to being issue September 17 at a small number of British post offices.

The stamps, which were illustrated by Robert Gillmor, will be the first in a Birds of Britain series planned for Post and Go postage stamp dispensing machines.

Using the linocut method to add layers of color, Gillmor used a printing machine that is over 160 years old to print the illustrations on the stamps which shown above.

Gillmor is quoted in an article that appears on the website as saying,   “It is exciting to have my work on British stamps. It is very interesting that my stamps will appear on people's letters and parcels using the latest technology, especially as my artwork was created using a 161-year-old printing press.”

The first Post and Go machine was installed for trial at The Galleries Post Office, Bristol during 2007 and more than 170 terminals have since been installed in branches across the UK.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM