19 February 2015
- The stamps depict eight key inventions created by British inventors over the last century: Colossus computer, World Wide Web, Catseyes, Fibre Optics, Stainless Steel, Carbon Fibre, DNA Sequencing and the i-limb
- Royal Mail worked with The Royal Academy of Engineering on selecting the inventions to appear on the stamps
- One of the stamps features the Colossus, the world’s first electronic, digital and programmable computer. It was designed and built by General Post Office (GPO) engineer, Tommy Flowers and his team at the Post Office Research Station in north-west London
- Royal Mail will also be issuing special postmarks across the country from 20-28 February – across each day of the week a postmark will be dedicated to one of the inventions
- Royal Mail vans in locations linked to the inventors will feature images of the stamp. They are; Halifax; Epsom; Sheffield; Edinburgh; Cirencester; Dumfries; Docklands and Mortlake
- The stamps are on sale now and available at www.royalmail.com/inventivebritain , by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 8000 Post Offices across the UK
Royal Mail today announced the launch of the ‘Inventive Britain’ Special Stamp set, issued to mark a long and rich history of Britain as an inventive nation.
The stamps depict striking photographs and computer-generated interpretations of inventions created by British inventors over the last century: Colossus computer, World Wide Web, Catseyes, Fibre Optics, Stainless Steel, Carbon Fibre, DNA Sequencing and the i-limb.
Read more at royalmailgroup.com