Royal Mail :Maritime Heritage Stamps

royal mail maritime heritage stampsAn early 20th century painting of an Aberdeen fishing boat by a fish porter will feature on a new set of stamps designed to “celebrate” Britain’s maritime heritage.Amateur artist Alexander Harwood’s 1907 piece Briar, showing a herring drifter in Aberdeen harbour, is one of six designs which will be sold as Post and Go stamps in post offices across the country.The six-piece set, entitled Working Sail, aims to acknowledge the little-known “pierhead painters” of the early 19th and 20th centuries.Along with Mr Harwood’s painting, work by John William Green, George Race, Reuben Chappell, G Ramsay and Henry Lawson make up the first class collection.

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