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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Off with your head ( Stamps ) Reply with quote

Apparently if the Royal Mail is sold off the Queens head could be removed from stamps. Buckinham Palace are thrashing out a deal to save. Yes Ma'am..........

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/414880.php

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This would be very controversial. Maybe Vince Cable could impress the Queen with his dancing on strictly when he appears on the BBC 1 Christmas special, and she will save his head.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Apparently if the Royal Mail is sold off the Queens head could be removed.....This would be very controversial."

Erm...it would indeed, Marko!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no

Don't tell Chris Evans

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it would bother me anyway... mind you, they'd have to have some neck to take her head off..

Maybe the stamps could feature Radio 2 DJs?
Steve Wright for First Class and Richard Allinson for Second Class? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rekon Nick Clegg wants to remove the Queens' head from the stamps in the hope that his would replace it
What an awful prospect
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I don't think it would bother me anyway... mind you, they'd have to have some neck to take her head off..

Maybe the stamps could feature Radio 2 DJs?
Steve Wright for First Class and Richard Allinson for Second Class? Cool

Chris evans head would be quickly identifiable. Lots of ginger
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the stamps would be too big if they featured him...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
the stamps would be too big if they featured him...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Off with your head ( Stamps ) Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Maybe Vince Cable could impress the Queen with his dancing on strictly when he appears on the BBC 1 Christmas special, and she will save his head.


Is his head on the stamps as well? King Vince??
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such is Gingerknob's ubiquity that I really wouldn't be surprised if Evans' head did appear on postage stamps.
He'll soon be on all our coins as well (now that's a good reason to join the Euro).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Off with your head ( Stamps ) Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:


This would be very controversial. Maybe Vince Cable could impress the Queen with his dancing on strictly when he appears on the BBC 1 Christmas special, and she will save his head.
I read online Mr Clegg isn't too happy with him for doing that....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is just a stamp though- on the one hand I'm thinking - yeah but they're our stamps- we want the Queen on them... and on the other hand I'm thinking , do I really care that much - on a lot of stamps the Queen's head is so small you can hardly see it anyway- if the Germans buy the Royal Mail at least the post will come on time.. and that's more important than the stamp.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 46p for a First Class stamp (as of April 2011) nobody will be buying them so it's all academic really.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly ten bob in old money....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Nearly ten bob in old money....


Yeah but Becky, in old money, in 1970, average wage was about 20 a week.

Multiply 20 times for today, so in old money today's stamp is less than 3p or about 6d.

Yeah?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing like a moan though,John, is there?...even if it isn't justified..... Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing like a moan about an unjustified moan, Becks! Laughing

Just checked a 1970 commemerative stamp set from 1970, the cheapest stamp was 5d so the comparison with today's 46p is about right (if ~ x20 inflation)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since 1 today is worth about 9p in 1971 terms that's about right.

As Rach says, it is just a stamp, and the Queen's head is much reduced in comparison to days of yore. Fixing a stamp to a letter is a pretty archaic practice - I'm surprised they don't sell more printed postage-paid envelopes.

As for delivery times, the RM isn't all bad. I posted two parcels last week and they both got to their destinations more than 100 miles away next day; my son's office is still awaiting items sent "Next Day" by two of the private courier companies, from a similar distance last Wednesday.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IF I had spent lots of money buying RM out (I really hope it isn't sold though) then surely I can have what I want on the stamps ? after all it is just a proof of payment for the service >?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But then... it shouldn't be called "Royal" Mail...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
But then... it shouldn't be called "Royal" Mail...


you might find it gets called something like DHL or TNT
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