UK's Cathedrals Celebrated on New Set of Stamps
A SET of 10 new stamps celebrating some of the UK's most prominent cathedrals will be released today.
The stamps feature black and white photos of the interiors of six UK cathedrals.
A miniature sheet of four stamps marks the 300th anniversary of the completion of St Paul's Cathedral.
The four stamps combine an image of designer Sir Christopher Wren, the epitaph on his tomb written by his son and a photo of the interior of the cathedral.
The six other cathedrals chosen for the issue are Lichfield, Belfast, Gloucester, Westminster, St David's in Pembrokeshire and St Magnus Cathedral, in the Orkney Islands.
Julietta Edgar, head of special stamps at Royal Mail, said: "The level of detail achieved on the stamps is quite astonishing. The interiors of these cathedrals have been captured on the stamps in breathtaking detail, which conveys the grandeur of these beautiful buildings."
The Royal Mail returned to a religious theme for its 2007 Christmas stamp collection following criticism from the Church of England the previous year about a lack of Christian images on the designs. …