As Featured in The Guardian Newspaper, 4th July 2022

A little while ago, to ease my grumpiness over the new barcoded Royal Mail definitive stamps I thought it might be nice to make little stickers with pretty drawings on that I could stick over any that landed on my doormat. I thought anyone who felt the same could make some of their own if they wished.

It was just a little social media post but it led to a printing friend making some actual printed licky ones for me to use. They really are a thing of beauty!

Somehow, Simon Usborne, a journalist from The Guardian saw them on Twitter, as well as my feelings about adding digital content to iconic stamps, and asked if I would be happy to talk to him about why I wasn’t so keen on them.

You can read the article that appeared in The Guardian on 4th July HERE.

From the feedback and new membership numbers it’s lovely to know I’m not alone in my feelings about the codes, and perhaps more importantly letter writing is still very much a part of people’s lives and could boldly be described as thriving!

Anyway, have a read and see what you think.


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