23 August 2005 - Europa: Gastronomy - Changing Tastes in Britain Royal Mail first day cover
The theme chosen by the European Postal organisation PostEurop for the common series of stamps in 2005 is Gastronomy. Royal Mail issued a set of 6 stamps (only 2 have the EUROPA symbol), entitled Changing Tastes in Britain.
The stamps show rice, sushi, tea, pasta, chips, and an apple. The Royal Mail first day cover is available with these postmark choices:
- Covent Garden, London showing a chef
- Cookham, Maidenhead
- Bramley Apple, Southwell