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Royal Mail celebrating 50 years of Special Stamps: Morning Report

Jun 3, 2015, 5 AM
The Royal Mail is placing special stamp plaques on postboxes across the UK to mark a half-century of the modern Special Stamp program.

By Joe O'Donnell

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The Royal Mail is honoring the most popular special stamps in its program's 50 years.

Fifty special stamp plaques will be installed on postboxes across the UK to mark a half-century of the modern Special Stamp program, according to a release on the Royal Mail website. Each of the 50 plaques will feature one of the most popular stamps that has a special connection with the city, town or village in which it is located.

“The UK’s towns and cities have influenced stamp designs over the past 50 years," Royal Mail Director of Stamps and Collectibles Andrew Hammond said. "At the same time, our iconic red postboxes have formed memorable landmarks across the country since 1852. We are delighted to bring the two together, creating new points of interest around the UK in celebration of our stamps heritage.”

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