queen no longer on stampsStamps for the sending of letters and parcels can now be purchased online, whereupon the stamp enthusiast will quickly notice that they lack the graceful portrait of our dear Queen.

A tradition dating back one hundred and sixty years, the Monarch’s head on our stamps is something particularly English. Indeed, we started the craze off in 1840 as the first country to put the royal visage on our letters.

These so called ‘net stamps’ pay homage to a rather more peculiar authority – the barcode. Practical, no doubt, but somehow that little bit less poetic.

4 Responses to “The Queen Beheaded”

  1. sperestillan on September 25, 2006 7:49 pm

    I think that’s disgraceful! She’s our Queen, and whatever type of stamps they are they should still acknowledge that!

  2. Jon on September 25, 2006 8:39 pm

    I quite agree, sperestillan, I quite agree.

  3. fisfis on October 29, 2006 9:46 am

    Noo! Save the Queen. :p

  4. Cool Sites on August 14, 2014 9:38 am

    Cool Sites

    The Queen Beheaded at English Blog

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