With the news that Royal Mail will be raising the prices of its stamps this month, members of the Marketing Department have been trying to find ways to take the bad taste out of people's mouths. At last they have the problem licked, and are please to announce a new scheme, in conjunction with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
A new series of six collectible stamps will be released at the end of May 2012 featuring prominent Real Ale breweries around the UK. The face of each stamp will feature a picture of that brewery and will be available both as part of a collectible set and for individual purchase in Post Offices.
The crowing glory of this new collection lies not on the face but rather on the reverse. In a new method known only to a team of scientists at CAMRA's top-secret research laboratory, the signature glue on the back of the stamps has been carefully blended with a batch of beer from each of the breweries. Following a treatment process to remove alcohol and enhance the flavour, the glue is applied to the back of the stamp relating to its own brewery.
This is a direct lift from an e mail sent by the 'Bloke from Hull' , not sure if he received the original on April 1st though !!!