Royal Mail: Stamps to Honour 10 Famous People Born in 1914

\"royalActor Sir Alec Guinness and poet Dylan Thomas are among 10 \”remarkable\” people to feature on a new set of stamps.Royal Mail said the collection was a nod to the achievements of those featured, all of whom would have turned 100 this year.Each first class stamp includes a portrait of the individual, their name, when they were born and died, and what they contributed to British society.The 10 different stamps go on sale on 25 March 2014.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail\’s director of stamps and collectibles, said: \”The Remarkable Lives stamp issue creates a great sense of history, and captures both the achievement and endeavour of these exceptional people.\”Others featured in the collection are actor Kenneth More, footballer and manager Joe Mercer, economist Barbara Ward, special operations executive agent Noor Inayat Khan, Nobel laureate Max Perutz, broadcaster Roy Plomley, writer Joan Littlewood and graphic designer Abram Games.

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