Sunday, 3 March 2013

Pride and Prejudice - Sunday Stamps

This year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and to celebrate the Royal Mail issued this set of stamps on 21 February 2013.

Great Britain - Jane Austen 21 Feb 2013
Somewhat to my surprise I found that I could name all her novels without looking

You may find other surprises posted this week as Viridian gave us a free choice this week in Sunday-stamps-112.

11 comments:

Joy said...

A nice snapshot of the novels, disappointing they did not produce one for the flat rate international postage, again.

viridian said...

I find I can name all of her novels (having read them all at least once, and I can think of the scene in each novel that the stamp represents.
thank you for participating with some great stamps!

Lisa B said...

This is a lovely set. I think they are nicer than when the PO previously did Jane Austen in 1975.
I had a parcel to send this week so was able to use both high values, + one of the 77p stamps. I hope the recipient saves stamps.

Marcie said...

Oh, wonderful stamps! I hope I'll receive some!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

As Lisa says, they are much nicer than the last issue. And as for the famous women authors issue, they were dreadful.

VioletSky said...

I was looking forward to seeing this set.
It is odd, and a shame, that a flat rate international stamp wasn't included. it certainly would have been used more often and generated worldwide interest.

Little Nell said...

I was thinking that I didn't recognise this set and the realised that they have only just been issued. A very nice tribute to Jane Austen.

Jo said...

How lovely. Way to go Post Office.

Postcardy said...

I don't think I read any of her novels. If I did, I don't remember it. I probably should read at least one.

Rosalind Adam said...

I love it when sets of stamps are truly interesting like these. Thanks for sharing.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Beautiful stamps about wonderful novel! love it!
-Willa @ Postage Journal: My Sunday Stamp#50:Hello Kitty