From the reference box # 66





#66 - Modern University Building UK stamps, September 1971. A really striking set of stamps designed by Nicholas Jenkins.

They each utilise large blocks of colour and simple, geometric illustrations to showcase four amazing 'modern' university buildings:

3p - Physical Sciences Building, Aberystwyth University College
5p - Faraday Building, University of Southampton
7 1/2p - Engineering Department, University of Leicester
9p - Hexagon Restaurant, University of Essex

Mine came on this lovely First Day Cover from Middlesex with the stamps images also printed on the envelope...


See more First Day Covers and wonderfully designed stamps in our reference box here.

Mon 22 Feb 2010

Posted under: Design , Ephemera , Reference box , stamps

2 Comments

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Make Do Style

02 Feb 2010 08:36 PM

Brilliant! I love that Aberystwyth features on this.

Also the fireworks labels are amazing.
You should have a gallery or museum called ‘from the reference box’.

Emma

02 Feb 2010 04:45 PM

What smashing stamps! Absolutely love the 7 1/2p one. They should run them again.

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