Sunday 22 June 2014

The Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel opened on 6 May 1994, three days later than the issue of stamps by the Royal Mail to mark the event.  Pictured here, as usual, are the PHQ cards issued at the same time.

It was also about 9 months too late for us as a family because we had returned to England after 3 years in Paris.  However it remains absolutely my favourite way of crossing the Channel, fast and painless, and most importantly it never gets rough.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"


  1. I acquired a FDC of these fine stamps. ishall have to try the tunnel one day - I'm not a ferry man.

  2. Overall, I like the left designs better, though I like the train on the right side designs.

  3. The design of the hands does look a little strange. but yes the speeding train on the bottom is neat. thank you for sharing these.

  4. I still havent had the chance to go through the channel...and id like to experience it one day....though by looking at the stamp designs, I never would have related them with such an event :)

  5. It took a few moments to figure out the hands on the cards!

  6. I like the bold design of these, And yes the most painless way to cross the channel, wonderful to start in one city and arrive in another country. The French have issued a stamp this year for the 20th anniversary.


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