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Square gets first class treatment
Chamberlain Square stamp
The Birmingham stamp goes on sale from Tuesday
A view of a Birmingham landmark is going to be used on a new set of first class stamps.

The stamps showing Chamberlain Square, named after civic leader Joseph Chamberlain, go on sale from Tuesday.

Birmingham Lord Mayor John Hood said: "The city will now be showcased on mail sent to homes up and down the United Kingdom and overseas."

Shropshire's Carding Valley and Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds will also feature in the series.

The square is bordered by the Central Library, Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Town Hall.

It is dominated by Chamberlain Memorial Fountain, commemorating Joseph Chamberlain's services to improving the town's water supply.

Birmingham-born CBI director general Sir Digby Jones said: "It's unashamedly a view of a municipal area, representing the vision and civic pride of Birmingham's founding fathers - and the city owes a great deal to families like the Chamberlains, and many others."

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