Royal Mail says “Hello” to this week’s World Stamp Show in New York City with a special exhibition sheet depicting city landmarks. From Royal Mail’s announcement:
This Exhibition sheet celebrates the New York FIP event which takes place May 28 through June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City. The sheet features the definitive size Hello stamp, as used in the Melbourne, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and London sheets and features images that represent the host city.
The labels include:
The Statue of Liberty “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World” was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and became a National Monument in 1924. Please note the full Statue of Liberty image comprises of five labels.
Manhattan Island Manhattan, one of the five boroughs of New York City, and is the heart of the Big Apple, featuring Times Square, Greenwich Village, Broadway and Central Park.
New York City Subway The 24-hour subway system’s 24 lines take around five million New Yorkers every day, making it the busiest public transport system in the Western world.
The High Line A rotting elevated railway track abandoned for 30 years was transformed into what is now a glorious garden park beautifying the concrete and brick blocks of Manhattan’s west side.
Wall Street New York’s financial district. The New York Stock Exchange is at No.11 Wall Street and at No.48 is the Museum of American Finance.
Ellis Island was the famous first port of call for immigrants to the USA. It is estimated that half of the country’s population today can trace their ancestry back to an immigrant who arrived via Ellis Island.
Central Park A true NYC icon for locals who stroll and socialise in its 843 acres. Top spots include the Strawberry Fields meditation garden in memory of John Lennon, assassinated nearby in 1980, and the Literary Walk, boasting statues of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
Central Park Zoo More than 130 species call the zoo their home, from grizzly bears and snow leopards to red pandas and poison dart frogs.
Little Italy This Manhattan quarter is a byword for colourful Italian culture, food and cool boutiques.
Chinatown Real Chinatown is Columbus Park where the Chinese community practise kung fu, watch Chinese opera troupes and play mah-jongg.
Staten Island Ferry The 25-minute trip to the island from Lower Manhattan offers one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbour.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 10,000 plants flourish in themed gardens – cacti from Namibia to Bolivia grow in the Desert Pavilion and there are 350 small but perfectly formed trees in the Bonsai Museum.
Metropolitan Museum of Art The ‘Met’ holds two million art works spanning more than 5,000 years.
Grand Central Terminal With its soaring arches, marble floors and zodiac-themed ceiling featuring 2,500 stars, this station is grand indeed. It has 44 platforms, 67 tracks – and its own tennis club.