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Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Nov 03, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 2/11/2023

This year’s Christmas stamps, issued on November 2, are inspired by carols.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Oct 19, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 19/10/2023

On October 19, Royal Mail issued its third celebration of the Harry Potter fantasy fiction franchise within the space of 16 years.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Sep 14, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 21/9/2023

Dame Shirley Bassey became the first solo female music artist to be honoured with a dedicated British stamp issue, as Royal Mail celebrated her 70 years in show business on September 21.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Sep 01, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 5/9/2023

On September 5, Royal Mail issues a set of six stamps and a miniature sheet celebrating 65 years of Paddington Bear.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Aug 11, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 10/8/2023

A set of eight stamps issued by Royal Mail on August 10 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, the series of fantasy novels with total worldwide sales of more than a hundred million copies.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 13/7/2023

The River Wildlife set of 10 stamps, issued on July 13, celebrates the diverse fauna which inhabits Britain’s natural waterways.

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.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  May 17, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 17/5/2023

A set of stamps issued on May 17 pays tribute to the Blackadder series of television sitcoms, on their 40th anniversary.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Apr 28, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 6/5/2023

Royal Mail is celebrating the Coronation on May 6 with a miniature sheet of four stamps entitled His Majesty King Charles III: A New Reign.

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  |  Apr 03, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 4/4/2023

The new King Charles III definitives, issued on April 4, amount to five different values and five retail booklets.

Stamp Magazine Staff  |  Mar 22, 2023  |  0 comments
Issue date 23/3/2023

Royal Mail’s set of 10 stamps celebrating Flowers, released on March 23, is the first special issue carrying the new cameo portrait of King Charles III.

Jeff Dugdale  |  Nov 07, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s the biggest commemorative stamp ever issued by Great Britain, and we think it’s also the best! The 50p value issued for the London 1980 international stamp exhibition (whose logo appears in the top left corner) had an unusually large format, one which has never been used again.

And it made full use of this by offering an impressive montage of London landmarks, engraved in superb detail and attractively recess-printed in dark brown on white.

Below wispy clouds and an unusual reproduction of the Queen’s head in a cartouche, rising above the Thames we can clearly see (from left to right) Westminster Abbey, Nelson’s Column, the Shaftesbury Memorial fountain (statue of Eros) at Piccadilly Circus, the Post Office Tower, the Houses of Parliament’s Big Ben clocktower, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Jeff Dugdale  |  Nov 07, 2021  |  0 comments

The first ever British stamp which could be called spectacular was the top value in a set of five issued to coincide with the ninth Congress of the Universal Postal Union in London.

It is still worshipped by collectors.

At the centre, engraved with amazing finess, is the figure of St George killing the dragon.

Jeff Dugdale  |  Nov 06, 2021  |  0 comments

This wonder of elegance was the fifth essay produced by the designer to this particular remit, but it was well worth waiting for.

With its narrow frame and bevelled border, the high-value from the Royal Silver Wedding set of two is a stunningly handsome stamp.

A bold but distinguished design, based on a regal photograph by Dorothy Wilding, it resembles the photo-portraits of the King and Queen that many British families had on the walls of their lounges during the war years, in order to assert their national pride and keep up their spirits.