Artist leaves his mark on stamps

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WINSTON Churchill will feature on two newly issued stamp designs from Bletchley Park’s secret post office.

Buckinghamshire artist Daniel Rogers has created two portraits portraying Churchill as a young man and as a wartime leader.

They will appear on stamps issued as two limited edition sheets of twenty 1st class stamps.

Bletchley Park is home to one of the finest private collections of Churchill memorabilia and the Post Office - once the undercover mail room for the Enigma code breakers during World War Two – is probably now one of the most photographed post offices in the world.

The collaboration with Daniel Rogers is new for 2011.

Regarded as an exciting young talent, he is just beginning to receive international recognition.

The stamps will be released at “Stampex”, the London Stamp Fair, from the 23rd to the 26th February and Daniel will attend to sign the stamps.

Bletchley Park believes stamps featuring famous people linked to the park will appeal to everyone with an interest in its preservation and its stamp sheets are much sought after by collectors.

The issue price is £40 per sheet plus postage and packaging.

Advance orders can be placed by calling 01908 272690, through the website www.bletchleycovers.com or when visiting Bletchley Park.