FDC: Songbirds in the UK

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates ten species of songbird found in the UK. The stamps are beautifully illustrated and are the perfect herald for spring (I am posting this late).

UK-FDC-Songbirds-2017-05-04

Date of Issue: 4th May 2017 (first day cover)
Country: United Kingdom

Stamp Details

Top row, from left to right:

Bottom row, from left to right:

The Music of Nature

The insert to the cover provides more information about each of these birds and their song. Click the image below for easier reading.

UK-FDC-Songbirds-2017-05-04

Update: Aurasma Augmented Reality

Thanks to Ian from Norvic Philatelics for this tip (from the comments): The Nightingale stamp in this issue displays additional information through the augmented reality app, Aurasma. When you load the app on your smartphone and point it at the stamp, you hear the nightingale’s song and see a link to the Royal Mail website. Here’s what you see:

Aurasma-app-viewing-the-nightingale-stamp

 

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