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New U.K. Stamps Will Celebrate Iconic British Designs

UK scott stamp.jpgWhile the good people at the United States Postal Service are still doing a brisk business in Charles and Ray Eames commemorative stamps (designed by Derry Noyes and available for purchase here), the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail is preparing to issue a set of ten stamps that celebrate iconic British designs, including the Mini, Concorde, K2 telephone kiosk (designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and pictured at right), miniskirt, and London Underground map. The stamps go on sale January 13, according to a BBC News report issued today. Each month of 2009 will bring more special stamp sets, including those dedicated to pioneers of the industrial revolution, Royal Naval uniforms, and “mythical creatures such as mermaids.” (Wait, are they implying that mermaids aren’t real!?) For those stateside, we suggest supplementing your stock of Eames stamps with the USPS’s slightly scary tribute to Bette Davis, part of its Legends of Hollywood series.

Previously on UnBeige:

  • Eames Stamps Now on Sale (and What Each One References)
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