Queen’s Heads Mailart Exhibition

lantern7 lantern8 lantern5Positively Postal Queen’s Heads Mailart Exhibition Celebrating 50 years of the “Machin” Head on British stamps. The Queen’s Head as seen on current British definitive stamps first made its appearance back on June 5th 1967 and so this year marks its 50th anniversary. The image of Queen Elizabeth II used was designed by British sculptor, Arnold Machin, which gives rise to the name of these stamps bearing this design as “Machins.” Millions of stamps bearing this design have been printed since they were first issued and it is believed to have been reproduced more than any other image in history.

To mark this momentous anniversary, since 6th June last year Scott Thomson, formerly Secretary of Stamp Active, produced a different Queen’s Head a day using various resources for a year. The final 365th one will be made on June 5th 2017, the actual 50th anniversary of the design’s issue. After they are all complete, at some point this year, I will be sending them off to various individuals in the post. In the meantime this exhibition contains a selection of those that I have produced so far.

The collection was exhibited recently at Lantern Arts Centre. If you might be interested in receiving one when I send them out then please do let me know your full name and address – scott@positivelypostal.co.uk .