"I am delighted tosee Kielder Forest featured in Royal Mail's new six stamp collection
celebrating the Forestry Commission's centenary," said Kevin May, forest management director for North England.
And Kielder East forester Jon Tompson said: "I'm really proud to be part of the Kielder Forest team during the Forestry Commission's centenary year, and it's great to see the forest represented in Royal Mail's new stamp collection
. A great many people have made the forest what it is today and, as a newcomer, I'm pleased to now pick up the baton and continue looking after Kielder East Beat, including Sidwood which is featured on the stamp."
The forests that feature on the stamp collection
are: | Coed y Brenin, Gwynedd | Glen Affric, Inverness-shire | Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire | Glenariff Forest, County Antrim | Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire | Kielder Forest, Northumberland Forests are valued for their environmental benefits, such as cleaner air, flood prevention and providing habitats for wildlife.
Posts and Telecommuni-cations Minister Mustafa Jabbar laid emphasis on encouraging the new generation in postage stamp collection
to know nation's history, heritage and culture as well as eminent personalities.
But as much as any, it is Murumbi's impressive stamp collection
that stands out, especially in light of the dwindling interest in philately, a hobby lost on an entire generation in the wake of the wildfire of technology in the past one-and-a-half decades.
The stamp collection
belongs to Zhuo Peilin, proprietor of Huazhilin Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Vera and Jack Duckworth may well be featured on the new Royal Mail stamp collection
"The architectural take-off point of the stamp collection
is something unique," he added.
Commenting on the occasion, Faleh al Nuaimi, Qpost chairman, said the new stamp collection
is part of Qpost's commitment to record and document all the milestones and major events of the country and this is a historic moment that Qatar won an international title.
It was at this juncture that a competition was being announced for art lovers and stamp collection
was one of the items among others.
The stamp collection
club's own Elsie Miller gave a talk and explained how, at the beginning of the First World War, bodies of the fallen were "brought back to this country and laid out in the depths of Central Station", where relatives came to identify and remove them.
An event celebrating the release of the stamp collection
will be held in the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum on the morning of Nov.