Bayeux Tapestry final panel stamps

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imports_CCGB_stamp-83-_15731.jpg Bayeux Tapestry final panel stamps
Six stamps showing Alderney's answer to the final panel of the Bayeux Tapestry have been issued by Alderney Post. ...
Six stamps showing Alderney's answer to the final panel of the Bayeux Tapestry have been issued by Alderney Post. The tapestry project, which has involved a group of Alderney islanders, imagined what scenes might have featured on final panels of the Bayeux Tapestry. A replica of the final panel has been printed onto cotton and reproduced on the Miniature Sheet, something which Alderney Post believes is a first for a postal administration in Europe.

The new scenes include:
  • William the Conqueror dining with his family after his Hastings victory
  • London nobles submitting to the rule of the Conqueror
  • William's coronation at Westminster Abbey
  • The start of the construction of the Tower of London

The project was inspired by a book on the Bayeux Tapestry written by Jan Messent.

To purchase the stamps, visit the Alderney Post website.

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