3 October 2006 -Sounds of Britain / Europa set of 5 PHQ Stamp Cards with special handstamps
The 2006 Europa stamps have the theme 'Cultural Diversity' with particular emphasis on youth. Royal Mail have chosen a musical aspect for this theme, entitling their set 'Sounds of Britain'.
The United Kingdom has long been a melting pot for musical ideas, ranging from jazz brought to Britain by American servicemen during the war and the music of immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and India. British musicians have taken these influences, modified them and put them together again to create their own sounds.
1st class - Asian, Sitar. "Bollywood and Bhangra" - India Way handstamp
42p - Caribbean, Bass guitar. "Africa and the Caribbean" - Rock, Kidderminster handstamp
50p - Irish, Fiddle. "Celtic" - Dublin Street, Liverpool handstamp
72p - Black American, Blues*. "Jazz and Blues" - Osbourne Road Birmingham handstamp
£1.19 - Latin America, Maracas. - First Day Rock Kidderminster handstamp