Sunday 10 May 2015

Peace and Freedom

When I first thought of the theme of "peace", I thought of a dove but the only stamps cards I could find were Christmas ones, and I've posted them before when the theme was birds, I believe.

Then I thought of the rose called "Peace" but all the roses I could find had other names.  I was sure I had a card of that rose but no, I didn't.

So, I'm left with a set of stamps and stamp cards, not my favourite designs, which were issued in 1995 under the title "Peace & Freedom".  It's something of a conglomeration of anniversaries though I suppose they are all linked in a way to peace:

150th anniversary of the British Red Cross
50th anniversay of the end of World War II
50th anniversary of the United Nations.

This is a post for Sunday Stamps, in its current home at "See it on a Postcard!"


  1. I agree with you that the set feels dissonant, quite unusual for a Royal Mail special issue. Still, the stamps themselves are handsome, particularly the iconic images from the end of WW2 in Europe.

  2. I also like especially the picture of people. I wonder about this people... who were they?

  3. Yes strange they put them together and with two different styles as well. Folon was famous for his humanitarian posters so those three make sense, possibly. I remember sets in the 60s with unconnected anniversaries that were even more peculiar.

  4. So you and Joy both have the full set. I only had St Paul's.

  5. This is an interesting set. I think my favourite is the one of the people. I wonder if people look at this stamp or post cards and see a relative in there?

  6. Those three stamps of Folon would look great on a poster - on a stamp they seem somehow... flat (to me). I love the St Paul's one.
    Thank you for searching high and low for a peace stamp!


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