14 May 2015 - Great War 1915 Poppy Maximum Card
The Centenary of the First World War was marked by another set of 6 stamps and prestige stamp book.
1st class Poppy - HOWARD HODGKIN
In May 1915, Canadian military doctor Major John McCrae wrote a short poem entitled ‘In FlandersFields’, which drew upon the image of delicate poppies and spoke with the voice of fallen soldiers, calling on their comrades to continue the struggle. The verses helped to turn the flower into a symbol of remembrance throughout the English-speaking world. Poppies, an abstract work by London-born artist Howard Hodgkin, was inspired by poppies from Normandy in France and was executed as a carborundum print. Hodgkin won the Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted in 1992.
The postcard 'Poppies at Lyng, Norfolk, by Nicolette Hallett has the London EC3 'We Will Remember' postmark.