The Great Fire Of London


The Great Fire of London was a major blaze that swept through the central parts of the city of London from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666. It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated to have destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants at that moment.

To mark its 350th anniversary, Royal Mail issued some stamps (look at them closely here) in a graphic novel style. 

Even if the subject is terribly tragic, I like this set of five stamps. I have received two of them, and they look still better in person.


This a post for Sunday Stamps-II; the topic today is Views of cities.

5 comments:

  1. I must get this set - it's great.

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  2. The set is striking. Thanks for showing these.

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  3. My first knowledge of the London Fire was when I climbed the Monument by Sir Christopher Wren. It was unimaginable for me that such catastrophe happened on a city like London.

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  4. Thanks for your comments. The more I look at the stamps, the more I think this is a very good design.

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  5. It's an inventive way to tell a story

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.