We’re on a stamp!

The Royal Mail is issuing a series of six stamps celebrating 50 years of British Engineering this week (available from 2 May). We’re absolutely made up to be one of the engineering projects chosen: we’re in some exalted company.

This series is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award, which Raspberry Pi won in 2017. (I had had a baby what felt like about five minutes before the photos from the MacRobert Award presentation ceremony were taken, so please don’t judge.) The Raspberry Pi stamp sits alongside stamps featuring the Falkirk Wheel, catalytic converters, Crossrail, CT scanners, and synthetic bone grafts. We don’t envy the people having to make the choices about what to put on stamps like this: how do you sift through fifty years of great engineering in a country like Great Britain that produces so much to admire? We’re very proud to have been included — and we’re buying a huge stack of them to use on all our post for the foreseeable future.

You can buy your own presentation pack at the Royal Mail website (or at Post Offices) from Wednesday 2 May; or you can pre-order now. We’re a little sad that British stamps now come with a sticky back, so we won’t be able to imagine all of you gently licking the back of a Raspberry Pi, but otherwise we’re absolutely made up.

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“We’re a little sad that British stamps now come with a sticky back, so we won’t be able to imagine all of you gently licking the back of a Raspberry Pi”

that’s because nothing can lick a raspberry pi

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Too kind, Scone. Too kind.

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Afraid it won’t taste like a raspberry anyway…

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I wonder where I should post one to …

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Literally everything!

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“We’re a little sad that British stamps now come with a sticky back, so we won’t be able to imagine all of you gently licking the back of a Raspberry Pi”

Did lol! Also, thinking about it, they missed a trick because they could’ve made the glue Raspberry Pi[e] flavoured and then, probably, had their most popular stamp ever. ;-)

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Congratulations! Another place to find you, now in the ephemeral collection.

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The crossrail stamp is a bit unfortunate, it would be nice to if they had finished it.

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German tunnel boring machine, too.

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Way to go guys, congratulations. I will be buying it for my collection.
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Will it be a build-it-yourself stamp?

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I dont use stamps much these days, but I’m going to have to get some of these. Awesome! Great achievement. :)

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So awesome! Fantastic achievement and well deserved! Next up, the back of the £20 note… Teehee! (P.S. Liz, you look lovely in the photo… No judging necessary!)

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The Raspberrypi is all ready a classic along with the Sinclar zx spectrum! That’s from the uk too

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Congratulations well deserved.

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Congratulations, well deserved

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Congrats!

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Congratulations, this is great !

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Got mine this morning (plus a cool postcard!) and can confirm the stamps are lickers, not stickers – repeat, lickers. Also awesome, congratulations!

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thank you!!!

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Great achievement to be selected for a stamp issue.

Would it be possible to receive something from the RPi foundation with the RPi stamp on it? Even an empty envelope will do…an RPi in it would be most welcome too (eh!!!).

I’ll gladly provide my mailing address for that.
Go Pi Go….

P.S. I’m also a stamp/First day cover collector – a passion that seems to have died with the coming of the “digital age”, so it’s nice to see an issue that is doubly close to heart – engineering/RPi and stamp collection,

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