ROYAL MAIL STAMPS, POST AND GO: SEA TRAVEL September 17 2015

‘Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H'

Well, perhaps not for the likes of us whose idea of a holiday these days is travelling fifteen minutes up the road to a campsite with our little chu-chi face!

But, one can dream and this new set of stamps for Royal Mail's 'Post & Go' self-service machines I've illustrated offers a porthole into the posh, posh travelling life for those wishing to travel in style by sea to some of the world's great ports: from Dover to Sydney; via Venice, New York, Hong Kong and Hạ Long Bay in Vietnam.

The stamps are available as sets from the Royal Mail website here and can also be found at selected Post Offices around the country which have 'Post & Go' machines; which print and dispense stamps digitally on demand.

So, fare thee well, and bon voyage, arrivederci too!
(With huge apologies to the Sherman Brothers, song-writers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)