23 August 2012
Royal Mail rounds off its British Farm Animals series of Post & Go stamps with its third and final issue featuring six examples of cattle breeds found in the British Isles. ...
Royal Mail rounds off its British Farm Animals series of Post & Go stamps with its third and final issue featuring six examples of cattle breeds found in the British Isles.
The Post & Go Cattle stamps, issued on 28 September, be available from Post & Go terminals in 146 branches. The initial design used for the self-adhesive stamps, which are overprinted with the postage on demand, featured the profile of Her Majesty the Queen created by Arnold Machin and used on UK definitive stamps.
As with all previous Post & Go pictorial stamps, Royal Mail has commissioned Kate Stephens to oversee the designs, which are illustrated by wildlife artist Robert Gillmor. The British Farm Animals series began with sheep in February, followed by pigs in April.
Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson, said: 'The British Farm Animals series has given customers and collectors a new way to appreciate our traditional breeds of pigs, sheep and cattle, all beautifully captured by the artist Robert Gillmor.'
Pictorial versions of these stamps were introduced in September 2010 with the first in the Birds of Britain series.
Find out more about the Post & Go stamps in the October issue of Stamp & Coin Mart, which also comes with a FREE Stampex catalogue.
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