Terry Mitchell emailed a press release from the Bletchley Park Post Office who, with MCC, are commemorating various matches in the form of artistic stamps and prints:
Cricket fans will be able to collect some unique memorabilia during the 2006
season. Britainâ€™s secret little post office at Bletchley Park and the MCC
Museum at Lordâ€™s have teamed up to commemorate major matches through a
combination of exclusive artwork and postage stamps. The first of these little
pieces of cricketing art and history will be issued for the England v Sri Lanka
nPower Test on 11th May 2006.
There will be five in the series featuring a different view of Lordâ€™s Cricket
Ground by Karen Neale, MCC Young Artist 2005. A Royal Mail â€œAshesâ€ stamp
will be added to the hand prepared envelope and specially cancelled for match
day with an exclusive MCC postmark. Each will be a strictly limited edition
adding to collectability and future value. These â€œcommemorative coversâ€
will be issued for the test and one day matches at Lordâ€™s between England and
Sri Lanka, England and Pakistan plus the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy Final.
The covers are available from Bletchley Park Post Office, The Mansion,
Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, UK. Tel: 01908 631797 Website
Price is Â£10 each plus Â£1.50 post and packing.