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Julia Lee  |  Nov 03, 2010  |  0 comments

The 1924 three-halfpence for the British Empire Exhibition Until the mid-1920s, the British postal authorities had consistently shunned the idea of commemoratives, an opinion shared by the 'philatelist king' George V, who branded the notion of special event stamps ‘un-English’.

Before 1924 the British Post Office had issued a few items of commemorative postal stationery, but never a commemorative stamp.


 The birth of the stamps
 In the early planning for the British Empire Exhibition, a strong case was made that the only special issue should be postal stationery.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Apr 18, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 13/4/2023

The Legend of Robin Hood stamp issue, released on April 13, celebrates the story of England’s greatest medieval folk hero.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Jan 15, 2024  |  0 comments
Issue date 11/1/2024

Royal Mail celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Spice Girls, the most successful girl group in pop music history, with a set of 15 stamps on January 11.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Feb 18, 2024  |  0 comments
Issue date 20/2/2024

The Viking Britain set of eight stamps, issued on February 20, explores the legacy of the seaborne adventurers from Scandinavia who transformed the British Isles between the end of the 8th century and the middle of the 11th century.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Feb 01, 2024  |  0 comments
Issue date 1/2/2024

Royal Mail celebrated the 170th anniversary of the Meteorological Office on February 1 with a special issue on the theme of Weather Forecasting.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 22/6/2023

A set of eight stamps issued by Royal Mail on June 22, titled Windrush: 75 Years, celebrates the contribution made to British culture by immigrants from the West Indies.

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