The Royal Mail’s Jane Austen stamps are published today
Mail posted in Chawton will have a special Austen postmark for one week only
Illustrations from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility adorn two 1st class stamps
Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion make up the six-stamp set
All six stamps, designed by Angela Barrett, are available in a special presentation pack
P. D. James has written a special introduction for the presentation pack
To purchase the stamps visit the Royal Mail’s special website here
Readers of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine can enter a competition to win a presentation pack. To subscribe visit our website here
The March/April edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine is published this week and will be mailed to subscribers around the world over the next few days.
In the new issue you can read about:
Austentatious: the theatre group that is improvising Austen themes
What Jane did next: life at Chawton Cottage after the publication of Pride & Prejudice
Secrets of a happy marriage: the Leigh-Perrots were a devoted couple
Portraits of perfection:miniature paintings were fashionable in Georgian drawing room
Lonely as a cloud: the life of William Wordsworth, Jane’s contemporary
Jane Austen stamps: your chance to win a set of the stunning new stamps
Plus all the regular features: news, letters, quiz, what made the news 200 years ago… and much, much more!
SPECIAL COMPETITION: the Royal Mail in Britain has issued a set of special Jane Austen stamps. You could win a presentation pack simply by entering our competition – see the new issue for details!