I couldn't help notice that only two stamps had been removed from the oddly arranged sheets of 24 despite five hours of trading. Maybe her enthusiasm would have been shared with a wider audience had there been some indication in the office that the stamps were on sale.
At home I examined the purchase and began to prepare my covers and cards. The local evening newspaper arrives and I take a break and return to the real world.
Front page headlines..." Letters slump leads to £120 million loss..JOBS AXE AT STRUGGLING ROYAL MAIL". This follows yesterday's "135 Post Offices to close". I depressingly return to the stamps.
The fat controller tells Toby that Royal Mail has reported a £120 million loss over the year
This calls for action! Something must be done!
I make a three part pledge:
- I will call on everyone I know to encourage them to send more mail.
- I will seek innovative ways to promote the hobby of philately.
- I will canvas and harrass public authorities to make sure they meet their obligation in providing an effective public mail service.