London Icons Get Stamp Of Approval

By M@ Last edited 113 months ago
London Icons Get Stamp Of Approval

A red phone box, yesterday For those who've always wanted to lick the back of a phone box, now's your chance. The classic Giles Gilbert Scott K2 telephone kiosk is one of 10 British design greats to feature on a new set of Royal Mail stamps. Other London icons in the set include Harry Beck's Underground map, the (original) Routemaster bus and that symbol of swingin' 60's London, the miniskirt. The Royal Mail are clearly being coy by not including their own design classic, the red post box, instead making up the ten with Concorde, Spitfire, a Mini, Penguin book covers, the anglepoise lamp and, um, a polypropylene chair. The stamps are available from January 13 at all good post offices. The release marks the start of a golden year for philatelists, with nine further sets of special stamps planned. Two additional releases will mark 250 years since the birth of Robert Burns and 150 years since the publication of On The Origin of Species.

Last Updated 29 December 2008


I've gotta have these wonderful stamps!