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Jaguar E-Type 50th: The Royal Mail Stamps

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Jaguar E-Type 50th Anniversary Stamps (click image for full size)

Motoring history will tell you that 1961 was the year of the Jaguar E-Type. The year it launched at the Geneva Motor Show and changed the way the world looked at Jaguar forever.

The year that Enzo Ferrari called the E-Type the most beautiful car in the world, and the year the whole world – petrolhead or not – fell in love with Jaguar’s supercar for the masses.

But with the amount of mileage Jaguar are getting out of the 50th Anniversary of the E-Type this year, it may well be that in future more people remember the 50th celebrations in 2011, rather than the launch of 1961.

We had a big E-Type love-in at Geneva this month and the Goodwood Festival of Speed will turn in to a three-day celebration of all things E-Type.

Jaguar has even commissioned a coffee-table book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the E-Type, which in its luxury guise costs £299. Which is a bit steep. But there is a much cheaper alternative from today, thanks to the Royal Mail.

The Royal Mail has issued a set of ten stamps to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type, featuring close-up photos of the iconic Jaguar, which look to us to have been sourced from Jaguar’s photo archive.

So if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the E-type, a set of 10 E-Type stamps at £4.10 is a lot cheaper than a posh book or a day out at Goodwood.

But I know what we’d choose.


By Cars UK