Thursday 25 January 2024

2439. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง As Storms Hit Britain Royal Mail Celebrates Weather Forecasting.


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๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail -

1 February 2024 - Weather Forecasting, 170th anniversary of the Met Office (Meteorological Office) -  8 stamps (4 se-tenant pairs - 2 x 2nd, 2 x 1st, 2 x £2 and 2 x £2.20). Designed by Hat-trick design and lithographed by Cartor. Perforated  14.5 x 14. Rating:- *****.

  This is an excellent set and as well as the basic anniversary, even if it is not, perhaps, the most significant (170th) it also includes commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first appearance by a woman presenter of the weather forecast on British television; a tie-in with the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the D Day landings; a commemoration of the British Terra Nova Expedition in Antarctica and a stamp featuring a Space theme (which is unusual on British stamps if one excludes science fiction stamps relating to space).

1 comment:

  1. Quite like these. They have that late 80s / early 90s feel.