Royal Mail Celebrates 10 Years of the London Eye
11 Aug 2010
The London Eye is one of the world’s most famous landmarks, now a decade on and 38 million visitors later, Royal Mail marks its tenth anniversary with a special Commemorative Sheet of stamps.
The London Eye Commemorative Sheet, issued on 10 August and priced £13.50, features ten patriotic 1st Class Union Flag stamps, alongside labels featuring stunning images of Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, and the unrivalled panorama it offers over the capital.
The images used on the Commemorative Sheet provide a snapshot of the history of the London Eye, from the original sketches entered into the 1993 competition in The Sunday Times to create a landmark for the new millennium, through to its construction and the lasting legacy it has left on the London’s South Bank.
Since 2005 the London Eye’s prime position at the heart of the capital has been utilised to full effect; providing the focal point for the annual New Year celebrations, with the wheel itself used as part of the spectacular fireworks displays.
Philip Parker, Royal Mail Stamps spokesperson said:
"The London Eye is a striking addition to the capital’s skyline, providing a contemporary touch that works in combination with other famous London landmarks.
This Commemorative Stamp Sheet, celebrates the 10th anniversary of this hugely popular visitor attraction; combining superb photographs with the story behind this magnificent feat of precision engineering."
The London Eye Commemorative Sheet is available from some 400 Post Offices, which includes all Postshops.
The Sheet is also available online at www.royalmail.com/stamps, the Royal Mail eBay shop, and from Royal Mail Tallents House
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