1 March 2007
The World of Invention stamp issue comprises of six self-adhesive stamps featuring landmarks in engineering and technology. Each of the inventions is illustrated in by Guardian cartoonist Peter Till with formatting and typography by Peter Willberg. On the backing paper a description of each invention is printed.
The stamps show Thomas Telford's bridges, the railway network, the telephone (Alexander Graham Bell), television (John Logie Baird), the World Wide Web (Sir Tim Berners-Lee), and a look to space tourism in the future.
The Norvic limited edition fdc shows inventions and innovations associated with Norfolk, and the stamps are cancelled with a London postmark, showing Sir Tim Berners-Lee:
the self-regulating windmill sail (Sir William Cubitt) illustrated with Denver windmill;
Christmas crackers first made by Tom Smith who established a factory in Norwich;
Fred Savage of King's Lynn invented the world's first steam-driven carousel, the one shown was built in 1900;
James Dyson of Cromer invented the dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner.
Also available, presentation pack, prestige stamp book, miniature sheet, and first day covers. To see the whole range click here.