As previously reported, the biggest stamp mosaic on the planet was rolled out in the town's leisure centre, measuring a huge 30 by 9 metres. It was assembled on Wednesday 8 March 2017. A photographer used a drone to capture the mosaic before the event was opened to the public to view on the Thursday.
Consisting of a whopping 528,220 stamps, it took Peter Boyd from Kent over ten years to create. It was the first time he had seen the whole thing put together; as Peter said: "I just thoroughly enjoyed it and once I had finished I just wanted to put it out on display to the public.
Tony Hender of Arun Stamps told me, "Because we are so close to the drone no-fly zone for Heathrow and Gatwick, the photographer had to over-ride the settings to enable him to operate it, in the leisure centre!"
The souvenir is a long card, half-A4 size, longways. (click for a larger view)
These were available at the Show for a suggested donation to the Childline charity of £5. I have a number of these cards which can be posted, unfolded, for the following postage costs:
Within the UK: £1.00; Europe: £2.60
Worldwide Zone 1: £3.40 - Worldwide Zone 2 (Australasia): £3.55If you are interested, please email ian(at)norphil.co.uk - Payment in the UK by cheque or bank transfer; in the UK or Worldwide by PayPal as a gift, ie buyer pays the PayPal commission. (Do not leave your details as a comment.)
I will ensure that all the £5 (or more) donations go to the Show organisers to be passed on to Childline.
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