Royal Mail Stamps guide: Inventive Britain - 19 February 2015


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19 February 2015
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Royal Mail celebrated a century of home-grown inventions with their Inventive Britain stamp set, which spotlights eight of the greatest innovations of the past 100 years

For centuries, Britain has been recognised for its prominence at the forefront of inventions, particularly in science and engineering.

Now, Royal Mail bring the story right up to date, focusing on eight key inventions of the twentieth and 21st centuries, each of which has changed the world in some way. The eight stamps in Inventive Britain cover a range of disciplines and applications, from materials to medicine.

Design company GBH created original illustrations which interpret each of the inventions in pictorial form for six of the stamps, with two stamps (World Wide Web and Fibre Optics) designed using existing imagery and computer-generated imagery illustration.

Inventive Britain
Issue date: 19 February 2015
Design: GBH
Size: 35mm x 35mm
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor: Bars as appropriate
Gum: PVA
1st: Colossus
1st: World Wide Web
81p: Catseyes
81p: Fibre optics
£1.28: Stainless steel
£1.28: Carbon fibre
£1.47: DNA sequencing
£1.47: I-limb