Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New Slogan Postmark for Abram Games - Festival of Britain designer

For once we have advance notice of a slogan postmark, courtesy of Design Week.

The Abram Games slogan postmark will appear on mail for four days from 29 July – the day Games was born – until 4 August, and will bear the text ‘Celebrating the life of Abram Games, Remarkable Lives Stamps, 1914-1996’.


Among Games’ designs was the symbol for the 1951 Festival of Britain.
We're hoping for more details about which mail (ie to which destination) will get this postmark.

UPDATE 25 July:
  • The postmark will appear on mail for four days nationwide from Tuesday 29th July, the date of Abram’s birthday, until Saturday 2nd August 2014
  • Games was born in Whitechapel, East London and designed almost 300 posters and new products 

Based on information so far received, this will run concurrently with the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 slogans

UPDATE 29 July:
Once again I have overlooked Royal Mail's terminology on this.  When they announce that the postmark "will appear on mail" it means it will be used earlier than the stated date for delivery on that date.   Hence I received one from North West Midlands this morning which is probably dated 28 July, but could be 26th.  Mike has sent one from Bristol (BA BS GL TA) Mail Centre definitely from 28th:



UPDATE 1 August
Thanks to Adrian for supplying this alternative layout from Edinburgh MC



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