#49 - Energy stamps, 1978.
These stamps were issued on 25 January 1978 to highlight the importance of Energy in modern life, "our industrial strength and high standard of living depend on it's certain supply"
, to encourage, "greater efforts in the efficient use of energy and the elimination of wasteful practices"
to preserve the resources we have and give, "scientists and technologists time to develop alternative and acceptable energy supplies"
The set of stamps and the First Day Cover (above) were designed by the great British designer, Peter Murdoch
FSIAD - known Internationally for his wonderful cardboard furniture designs, his role as Special Projects Director for the 1968 Mexico Olympics
(which included designing the collapsible, cardboard display systems, souvenirs and the newspaper kiosks) and for his many collaborations with fellow designer, Lance Wyman
(Camino Real Hotel logo /signage and The Red Lion Disco logo in Mexico, Creative Parks Playground in Boston).Our full collection of reference box items can be rummaged through here