Friday, 25 May 2012
Pigs, Flags And New Zimbabwe Definitives.
"Post & Go" machine-printed self-adhesive stamps are highly popular among British collectors at the moment and Royal Mail has not hesitated to cash in on this latest area of collecting of Great Britain stamps. Having issued 4 different sets of "British birds" Post & Go stamps last year, they have set about issuing a further series which depicts rare breeds of British farm animals - 6 different sheep which were issued on 24 February 2012 and, more recently, 6 British breeds of pig, issued on 24 April 2012. The designs, by Robert Gillmor and Kate Stephens, are excellent and feature the following breeds:- Berkshire, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Oxford Sandy and Black, Welsh, Tamworth and British Saddleback. Post office machines can print out a "collectors" set which contains one of each value (the value and design will vary so that there is a potential 36 different stamps to be obtained from each 6-design set - 1st class up to 100g, 1st large up to 100g, Europe up to 100g, and worldwide up to 10g or 20g or 40g).