The Mayor of Mold – Councillor Anthony Parry, members of Mold Town Council and I met outside Mold Town Hall to celebrate the Mold Gold Cape being placed on a new stamp.
The Bronze Age Mold Gold Cape was discovered in a grave in the town in 1833 along with other artifacts. Currently, the Gold Cape is on display at the British Museum in London and is a cape that was worn 3,700 years ago in Flintshire.
The Royal Mail have released a new series of stamps entitled “inspiring objects” from British prehistory. The stamp can be purchased from the royal mails website in a presentation pack or can be purchased for £1.52.
Flintshire has some of the most inspirational history in the country, and the Gold Cape of Mold is no exception. It is a great honour for the town to have its artifact placed on a limited edition stamp.
By having the Gold Cape placed on a Royal Mail stamp it shows the rest of the country that Flintshire has fascinating history and all should visit. Mold not only has the Gold Cape, but it also has the remnants of an 11th century bailey hill. I will continue to bang the drum for Flintshire and help raise awareness of the history that flows from every town and village within Delyn. I continue to hope that at some point in the future the Mold Gold Cape can return to Flintshire for a display on a temporary or permanent basis.
The Mayor and I are very proud of this honour and hope that any budding Flintshire philatelist will seek out this new stamp and add it to their collections.
Town Mayor, Councillor Anthony Parry said:
“21st Century Mold is widely regarded as the jewel in North East Wales and a great place to visit, work and reside. The Mold Gold Cape is highly regarded locally as a great treasure that we would like to see return to the town, if only for a visit. The inclusion of the Cape as one of these special stamps by Royal Mail has been well received locally and helps bring the town into greater focus nationally. If anyone wishes to visit Mold they will be sure of a warm welcome whether it’s for our renowned street market, excellent range of independent shops and eateries, or the great events we hold throughout the year. Details are available on the Mold Town Council website and I’d encourage everyone to pay Mold a visit.”