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Off with her head!!!…yes…pun intended

Posted by Marilyn on September 20, 2006

Convenience trumps tradition! The Royal Mail has come up with the innovative idea to allow people to print their own postage at home. Nothing new in Canada or probably in the U.S. for that matter but thumbs up to the UK for finally getting around to it.

Now I’m all for convenience (have you ever actually stood in a post office line up? I’m sure grass grows faster) but philatelists are up in arms (outraged, seething mad, fuming…you get the idea) over the issue because this postage will not have the Queen’s head on it.

Personally I didn’t know people still used stamps, I can’t remember the last time I did so…maybe with elderly relatives who don’t know what a computer is? 

Anyways, here’s a brief history of the Queen’s silhouette on stamps.

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