Tuesday 25 March 2014

Slogan Postmarks for people featured on Remarkable Lives stamp issue

I'm short on details so far, but understand that special slogan postmarks - similar to those for Footballers and Doctor Who - were used from yesterday for the people featured on the Remarkable Lives stamp issue.

Here's the Dylan Thomas one, not a very clear example, unfortunately

Roy Plomley was born in Kingston, Surrey.
Barbara Ward was born at Heworth, Yorkshire
Joe Mercer was born in the Wirral
Kenneth More was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea
Sir Alec Guinness was born in London
Joan Littlewood was born in south London
Abram Games was born in Whitechapel, London
Max Perutzwas born in Vienna, and
Noorunissa Inayat Khan was born in Moscow.

I don't know whether the postmarks will be applied on mail going to their birthplaces or the places where they are best known, or did most of their work.  Time will tell!

UPDATE 26.3.14
Royal Mail have provided these mock-ups for two other postmarks which are being used for Noorunissa Inayat Khan to London WC1 and Roy Plomley to the KT (Kingston-upon-Thames) postcode area:

The Dylan Thomas slogan is in Welsh this week and English from March 31st, on all mail addressed to Wales.

Max Perutz slogan used on mail to Cambridge - see here

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