Some of Britain’s top actors, writers, illustrators, musicians, sportspeople and personalities have been using their creativity to design envelopes for the 2005 Pitney Bowes ‘Pushing the Envelope’ online charity auction.
The designed envelopes will be auctioned on eBay.co.uk starting on 3 October 2005 and running for 10 days.
Mail and document management systems company Pitney Bowes expects that more than 50 designs will be available for bidding.
Contributors to ‘Pushing the Envelope’ so far include actor Ian McKellen, author Tracy Chevalier, fashion designer Julien Macdonald, singer Shirley Bassey, illustrator and author Raymond Briggs, and comedian and actor Stephen Fry.
Last year’s inaugural online auction raised just over £5,500.