As expected, Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the six people honoured in the British Humanitarians stamp set to be issued on 15 March 2016.
Although his story was not well known until 1988, Winton was then dubbed him the "British Schindler" by the British
press. On his death last year a campaign was launched for him to be honoured with a stamp by Royal Mail - the Czech Republic had already accorded him this honour.
Sue Ryder, Lady Cheshire, is well-known for care homes, hospices, and day care facilities, funded in part by many high street charity shops.
The Rowntree name is best known for the manufacture of chocolate products, but the wealth created by that business established several charitable foundations. Outside his business activities Rowntree
is perhaps best known for being a champion of social reform.
There are six stamps in the set: larger pictures of the whole set, more biography, and first day postmarks can be found on our website.
Bristol undated packet cancels during WW II - During WW II a number of undated packet cancels were used - here are a couple of examples from 1942. The bottom item is an invoice for 30 ft of armoured de...