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First there was tea, then lotions and potions, and jewelry, and paint, and fabrics, and heaven only knows what else,  except for stamps.  But don’t fret my fellow Downtonians because now we will have stamps in the near future.

Knockout Licensing has granted the U.S.-based Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation the rights to create Downton Abbey Postage Stamps as well as Protective Stamp Albums, Presentation Art Frames, and other philatelic items.

“We are delighted to put our stamp of approval on this deal with IGPC,” says Carole Postal, co-president, Knockout. “IGPC impressed us not only with the quality of their postage stamp designs, but also their knowledge of the international stamp industry, close relationships with official government postal authorities and large distribution network of international stamp dealers.”

(Did the Knockout co-president intend to make a pun? Or was “putting our stamp of approval” on a stamp design unintentional?  Either way, it made me chuckle.)

IGPC is looking forward to working with the team at Knockout Licensing and NBCUniversal, as well as Postmasters General at our government postal authority clients, to create beautiful Downton Abbey postage stamps, which will be not only great items for fans and collectors, but also a wonderful testament to the worldwide popularity of this captivating television program,” says Yossi Malamud, executive vice president, IGPC

“Whether it is used for postage fees on envelopes mailed internationally or as a unique collectible treasured by international stamp collectors and enthusiasts, an official government issued postage stamp serves as a travelling ambassador of the nation for which it was created,” says IGPC Executive Vice President Yossi Malamud.  “IGPC is looking forward to working with the team at Knockout Licensing and NBCUniversal as well as Postmasters General at our government postal authority clients to create beautiful Downton Abbey postage stamps which will be not only great items for fans and collectors but also a wonderful testament to the worldwide popularity of this captivating television program.”

I can’t wait to see what countries will have Downton Abbey stamps.  It doesn’t really matter what countries though, because I plan on collecting all of them!

~~~ Happy Shopping ~~~

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