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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Words and Numbers - Sunday Stamps II

The merchant William Caxton was the first person to introduce the printing press to England which he did in 1476. 

The set of stamps to commemorate the 500th anniversary of British printing in 1976 included - 


Great Britain 1976 - The Tretyse of Love
I don't ever remember receiving stamps like these or whether similar ones exist today.

Great Britain - Postage Due  (early decimal)
Some organisations are well known by their initials such as the Trade Union Congress.

Great Britain - 100th Anniversary of the TUC 1968
I started off on the theme of love with Caxton so I'll end with the same thought in mind on greetings stamps from 2002 (I think).

Great Britain 
The Hello stamp is made by an aircraft sky-writing so perhaps it's from a photograph and therefore ineligible for this words and numbers theme.

You will find other words and numbers by following the links at Sunday-Stamps-II-50.

7 comments:

FinnBadger said...

Great selection as always. The Caxton stamp is fantastic.

Eva A. said...

I love the Caxton stamp.
Ihave received the last one ("hello") and I find it funny.

Joy said...

I don't remember the Caxton stamps, I'm going to look out for those now, rather nice.

VioletSky said...

I wanted to see if I could read any of this Tretyse of Love, and found out that it was written by a Wynkyn de Worde - what a superb name! - who succeeded Claxton after his death. (And, no I couldn't.)

And with Adele skyrocketing with Hello, that particular stamp is timely in more ways than one :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob ... loved seeing the Caxton stamp ... while the others I don't think I've ever seen either ... 540 years of printing .. amazing to think about - cheers Hilary

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

a 'hello' stamp. Go figger

Heleen said...

Also here a fan of the Caxton stamp. Introducing the printing word has changed a lot in the world!

The 'hello' stamp is beautiful, too!