Royal Mail Stamps guide: Bridges - 5 March 2015

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05 March 2015
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From humble stone crossings that facilitated early trade, to metal structures that pushed the boundaries of construction engineering, Britain’s bridges are celebrated in a set of ten stamps from Royal Mail

Throughout history, bridges have been vital in terms of making connections between communities and facilitating trade. The ten stamps featured in ‘Bridges’ span more than five centuries of bridge building, focusing on stone, steel and iron structures around the UK.

The ten bridges featured on the stamps represent some of the country’s most celebrated bridges, each of which was pioneering for its time. Seven of the images on the ten photos are original commissioned photographs by architectural photography agency Hufton & Crow.

STAMP DETAILS
Bridges

Issue date: 5 March 2015
Design: GBH
Size: 35mm x 37mm
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.5 x 14
Phosphor: Bars as appropriate
Gum: PVA
1st:     Tarr Steps
1st:     Row Bridge
1st:     Pulteney Bridge
1st:     Craigellachie Bridge
1st:     Menai Suspension Bridge
1st:     High Level Bridge
1st:     Royal Border Bridge
1st:     Tees Transporter Bridge
1st:     Humber Bridge
1st:     Peace Bridge