|Image from the Royal Mail web site.|
The Ancient Britain stamps, on sale, Tuesday, 17th January are like a visual timeline across the millennia of Great Britain's historic past. Designed by True North they include:
Battersea Shield, London, England, c350 - 50 BC 1st Class
Skara Brea Village, Orkney Islands, Scotland c3100-2055 BC 1st Class
Star Carr Headdress, Yorkshire, England c9000 BC £1.05
Maiden Castle Hill Fort, Dorset, England c400 BC £1.05
Avebury Stone Circles, Wiltshire, England c2500 BC £1.33
Drumbest Horns, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, c800 BC £1.33
Grimes Graves Flint Mines, Norfolk, England c2500 BC £1.52
Mold Cape, Flintshire, Wales c1900 - 1600 BC £1.52
I've been to the Avebury Stone Circles in Wiltshire a few times and each time is a different experience. On one occasion a fog rolled in, modern life was obscured and sound muted. All we could see were the stones looming and for a moment you could almost believe it was a long ago time. It is truly a place of wonder.
I am fascinated with history so I will be buying a ton of these stamps when I go into town tomorrow. I'm sure I'll be using these stamps often.