FDC: Heraldic Beasts from the UK

This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring traditional designs of heraldic beasts.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-05-13 Heraldic Beasts

Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 13th May 2015

ATMs are postage labels that you can buy from vending machines, instead of queuing up at the post office.

Stamp Details

Top row, left to right

Bottom row, left to right

Heraldic devices have been used for 900 years on coats of arms, and are still in use today. Originally they served to identify combatants covered head to foot in suits of amour. The design of these devices contains a symbolic language extolling the virtues of the families that they represent.

The insert to the cover provides a few more details about heraldry in general. Click the image below for easier reading.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-05-13 Heraldic Beasts

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