To mark the 50th anniversary of the name change of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Ltd., the Royal Mail released on 12 April 2011 a set of 6 stamps and a miniature sheet. The aim of the organisation - now known as the Royal Shakespeare Company - has been, since its foundation in 1875, to connect people with Shakespeare's plays.
The 6 stamps represent iconic RSC productions of Shakespeare's plays. Nigel affixed the 1st class stamp on his mail; it shows former Dr. Who David Tennant as Hamlet in 2008, with the legendary phrase: "To be or not to be, that is the question" featured. The other stamps designs and denominations are as follows:
○The Tempest - 66p
○Henry VI - 68p
○King Lear - 76p
○A Midsummer Night's Dream - £1.00
○Romeo and Juliet - £1.10
The second stamp (76p) on the envelope was to commemorate King George IV (1762-1830) , from the House of Hanover series.
Thank you very much Nigel! :) This cover was sent from Leeds Mail Centre where a slogan postmark is applied: "Please remember to write the postcode clearly. www.royalmail.com".
Mailing date: 29 October 2011
Delivery date: 10 November 2011