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The Royal Mail Goes Crackers for Christmas

The Royal Mail Goes Crackers for Christmas

Royal Mail issued the set of five new stamps that millions of people in London will use in the run upto Christmas to send their seasons greetings to friends and loved ones.The Christmas Crackers series celebrates the 150th anniversary of the invention of crackers by confectioner Tom Smith at his Finsbury Square premises in 1847. Victorian images of the new stamps took designer John Gorham, of Bramley in Surrey, three years to develop and led him to the archives of the Tom Smith company now based in Norwich. "I had to trawl through material from the original company until I...

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