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Fantasy Stamps

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:39 pm

For anyone who collects Discworld stamps this may be of interest.
Taken from Ansible newsletter.
There is a new line of postage stamps that is due out this summer in the United Kingdom, portraying mythical creatures that are famous nationally and regionally. The set includes a unicorn, mermaid, giant, fairy queen, pixie and dragon. The images are drawn by fantasy artist Dave McKean, who has worked on the Harry Potter movies and is a well known comic book and graphic novel artist. He has also collaborated with Neil Gaiman on a variety of projects. The stamps will be available June 16.


(Image: Royal Mail, copyright 2009)

The set
http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2009/03/a ... unity.html

Dave McKean's UK 'fantasy' postage stamps come out on 16 June.
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Postby cols » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:44 pm

Just had a look WWD , They look really good .
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:11 pm

Dragons are NOT "mythical" - the members of the TAFFIA on the board here will tell you that. :P
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Postby ColinEdwards » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:51 pm

Beautifully illustrated, well reproduced, simply and precisely art-directed - I can't wait to see what the presentation pack and covers look like that will be sold as part of the set.

When so many of the stamps we see nowadays are repetitious and fall back on old ideas it's inspiring to see someone take what could otherwise be very predictable subject matter and breathe fresh new life into it.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:13 pm

Joking aside - they are rather nice arn't they? :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:34 pm

Maybe you would prefer these Tony. :)


The fully illustrated presentation pack contains all of the special stamps in this issue and contains the story of St David by Professor Huw Pryce of Bangor University, Wales... more >[url][img]Celebrating%20Wales%20Presentation%20Pack[/img][/url]

Dont seem to be able to get the link to work.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:46 am

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Allow me. :) I take it this is the one you mean? That's much better - although a picture of St David's Cathedral would make more sense than Cardiff Bay. :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:22 am

That's it, what did I do wrong. :?
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:26 am

When you type in a URL, you do it like this:
(click on quote to see how I've typed it in)

This is the link
(By the way, this is not a real link - it's for teaching purposes only!)

For an image, you'll need to get an image code from a site like photobucket - I think there's sticky somewhere on how to do this. Tony will know.

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:37 am

:lol: :lol:

I probably should have checked it first!


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Hey poohb you sneeky post editor! Where did that go?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:38 am

I don't have any accounts for an image code. :( need to get round to that some time.Thanks Dotsie
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:44 am

This is the way to post a photo (although, before Jan shouts at me :lol: you should really save the picture to your computer and upload it to a photohosting site such as Photobucket.)

Code: Select all
[img]http://www.pjphilately.com/UserFiles/Image/ms(1).jpg[/img]


To post a link to an actual page you should copy the address url:

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[url]http://www.pjphilately.com/action_41.aspx[/url]


If you want to make that same link a bit more fancy you could post it like this:

Code: Select all
[url=http://www.pjphilately.com/action_41.aspx]Link Here[/url]


That will look like this: Link Here
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:46 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I don't have any accounts for an image code. :( need to get round to that some time.Thanks Dotsie
Photobucket is free and really easy to use. Well worth joining in my opinion. :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:28 pm

Tonyblack wrote:This is the way to post a photo (although, before Jan shouts at me :lol: you should really save the picture to your computer and upload it to a photohosting site such as Photobucket.)


:P You're lucky - I've lost my voice again :roll:

And yeah - I used Photobucket for years to archive forum material for art threads/galleries - if you're not convinced have a stroll through Tony's Tucson thread as there's tons of cool Photobucket stuff you can do in there and they talk you through with minimal jargon in their 'How to' material
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:47 pm

I'm a tinypics man, not photobucket. :D
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