Code breakers put their stamp on fashion

For the 'Great British Fashion' stamp issue on 15th May Bletchley Park Post Office has taken a 1940's theme. The first day cover that will carry the new stamps takes inspiration from the work of iconic fashion illustrator, Rene Gruau. Born in 1909 Gruau combined glamour and sensuality with humour and that is very evident on the reverse of this cover.

The double sided cover has the ten stamps set over the Union Flag with a fashionable code breaker providing the design theme for the first day of issue postmark. The well dressed code breaker on the rear reflects the Gruau's work.

The cover will be issued as a numbered limited edition of 500 and is only available from Bletchley Park Post Office. It can be previewed on the web site at

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