Wednesday, 28 July 2010

King James Bible anniversary to be marked in 2011

The Christian Institute reports that the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible will be marked with a series of special stamps in 2011.

"A spokesman for the Royal Mail confirmed the decision, saying: “Royal Mail can confirm that the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised King James Version of the Bible will be marked on a special stamp set to be issued during 2011.”"

As this isn't listed in the preliminary programme we can assume it will either by an expensive Commemorative Sheet or the Christmas issue.

Update:
According to Linn's Stamp News (US), Kathryn Hollingsworth of Royal Mail press agency Aawaz Communications confirmed that the King James Version will be used for the Christmas issue - "specifically nativity scenes inspired by verses from it".

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