Friday, 5 June 2009

Giants, Pixies and other Mythical Creatures

From the land of the giants, to the prank-loving world of the pixies, the UK has a rich history of folklore and legend dating back to the oral tales handed down the generations by Celtic bards - and brought right up to date through Harry Potter and the hugely successful Dragonology books.

ON 16 June 2009 Royal Mail is issuing six new stamps:

The conventionally gummed stamps show:

1st class - Unicorns and Dragons;

62p - Giants and Pixies

90p - Mermaids and Fairies

But the real novelty is in the sheet margin or selvedge where the eyes are everywhere:

See the special postmarks for the day of issue here


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