The designs were chosen from 240,000 entries and were selected by a panel of judges including His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The stamps will be on sale from November 5th.
Molly Robson's stamp has been chosen for the 1st class value
Rosie Hargreaves' design has been chosen for the 2nd class value
Here's Rosie's postmark, sadly we don't have a good one for Molly!
Congratulations to the winners!
Product DetailsThe 1st and 2nd class stamps will be issued on 5 November alongside the Madonna and Child stamps. There is a FDC and a Presentation Pack but no stamp cards.
The competition stamps are self-adhesive and have been produced in what is described as 'a concertina-style' sheet of 25 stamps, similar definitive business sheets. We don't have an image of this yet, but it seems they will be similar to booklets issued prior to 2006, when stamps were larger than definitive size. Despite the printing format, these stamps will be sold singly.
The 47 x 30mm stamps are printed in gravure by International Security Printers (probably Walsall).
These stamps were not distributed to dealers on a standing order basis, and Tallents House have confirmed that no stamps, covers or packs will be sent to standing order customers: they must be ordered separately. Whether blank FDCs are available at POs I cannot say.
Thanks to AP for this picture of the sheets, and what is probably the presentation pack