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A British Journey - the rest of England- 7 February 2006

Royal Mail has announced the subjects for the last set of stamps in the British Journey series. The series started in Scotland, moved on to Wales and Northern Ireland, and moved into South West England in 2005. But whilst the subjects are mostly well-known the designs have not been universally welcomed, and the series has come to a premature end with this se-tenant block of 10 x 1st class stamps. The photographs used for these stamps do appear to be an improvement on earlier sets.

set of 10 British Journey stamps showing scenes from the cities and countryside of England, to be issued 7 February 2006

1. Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire Rob Talbot (Talbot-Whiteman)
[near Church Stretton]

2. Beachy Head Sussex Rob Talbot (Talbot-Whiteman)
[near Eastbourne]

3. St Paul's Cathedral, London Erin Moroney/Axiom Photographic Agency

4. Brancaster on the Norfolk coast Alan Blair [Specificly Brancaster Staithe a separate village in the parish of Brancaster.]

5. Derwent Edge in Derbyshire's Peak District Rob Talbot (Talbot-Whiteman)
[near Sheffield]

6. Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire National Trust Picture Library/Sarah Blackburn

7. Buttermere in the Lake District (Cumbria) Charlie Waite

8. Chipping Campden in the Gloucestershire Cotswold hills Rob Talbot (Talbot-Whiteman)

9. St Boniface Down, Isle of Wight Collections/Angela Hampton

10. Chamberlain Square, Birmingham Marketing Birmingham

Technical details: The stamps are designed by Phelan Barker Design Consultants, and the 35mm square stamps are printed in gravure by De La Rue Security Print, perf 14.

The stamp and postmark images are Copyright 2005/6 by Royal Mail.

Norvic Exclusive First Day Cover

As usual we will have exclusive FDCs for this issue, as shown below. These are available with postmark N9941 (map) or L9908 (English Rose), Price 8.95.

Norvic official first day cover for British Journey set of 10 stamps issued 7 Febrtuary 2006 and map postmark. Norvic official first day cover for British Journey set of 10 stamps issued 7 Febrtuary 2006 and rose postmark.

Special edition FDC with exclusive design and Brancaster cds - posted at the local post office on the day of issue - only 5 produced - Price 9.95
(also available on PO fdc (5 produced by us), price 7.50.
Norvic official first day cover for British Journey set of 10 stamps issued 7 Febrtuary 2006 and map postmark.

Special edition FDC with exclusive Carding Mill Valley design and Church Stretton postmark - 5 produced - Price 8.95
Norvic official first day cover for British Journey set of 10 stamps issued 7 Febrtuary 2006 and map postmark.

Special Day of Issue postmarks are shown below. 

postmark with text: postmark with text: badger English rose postmark. Postmark showing clock tower.
Ref FD603
Official Philatelic Bureau FDI postmark with quotation from Shakespeare "This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England"
Ref FD604
Official Tea Green, Luton, FDI postmark with quotation from Tennyson "There is no land like England"
Ref FD604NP
Official Tea Green, Luton, non-pictorial FDI postmark
Ref L9908
England and St George, London
Ref M9910
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham
postmark showing hillwalker. postmark showing a lighthouse. postmark showing St Paul's Cathedral London. postmark showing the tern, seabird. postmark showing person rock climbing.
Ref W9942
Church Stretton, Shropshire
Ref L9921
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Ref L9920
St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4
Ref M9936
Brancaster Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk
Ref N9940
Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire
postmark showing sea crab. postmark showing a fish. postmark showing St a sheep. postmark showing Queen Victoria. postmark showing coat of arms of the City of Birmingham.
Ref N9939
Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorksire
Ref N9938
Buttermere, Cockermouth, Cumbria
Ref M9935
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Ref L9922
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Ref M9934
postmark showing logo of The Ramblers Association. postmark showing High Speed Train. postmark showing foot spray etc. postmark showing worn out walking boots. postmark showing map of England and a rose.
Freedom to Roam
Ref N9911 Buttermere, Cockermouth
Also: Ref L9909 - Eastbourne, Sussex
The Ramblers Association
Ref M9933
See Beautiful England by Rail from Birmingham to Beachy Head
Ref L9924
Journeys End Bridport
Ref L9925
Journeys End Bridport
Ref N9941
The English Lakes, Buttermere, Cockermouth

This page updated 10 April 2006

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