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Catalogue code: AR067
Bringing together every Special Stamp from 2014, the Year Pack comprises a handsome folder that evokes the year's Special issues from Classic Children's TV to Christmas 2014 through a 12-line poem, which has been brought to life by renowned typographic artist Jon Gray. The folder also includes an overview of information about every Special issue, making it an ideal way to discover even more about your stamps.
Television favourites from childhood's happy days
Strong & steady creatures pulling carriages and drays
Heroes of the steam age travelling countless valley miles
Extraordinary people, the pride of this great isle
Magnificent Royal residence, a palace fit for a Queen
Outstanding moving pictures that lit up silver screens
Inhabitants of oceans deep, striving to survive
A global sporting festival where the finest athletes thrive
Remembering the soldiers who bravely stood their posts
Iconic seaside structures, enhancing proms and coasts
Leaders of sound vision, of wisdom and respect
A joyful celebration during which the halls are decked.
2014 Stamp programme
Royal Mail’s 2014 Special Stamp programme once again showcased the best of British, including Remarkable Lives, Great British Film and Buckingham Palace.
Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps: “The subjects in the 2014 programme have contributed immeasurably to British culture and its uniqueness and tradition. From Classic Children’s Television to Buckingham Palace, 2014 explored some of Britain’s greatest achievements and contains something for everyone.”
Classic Children’s TV: 7th January
Celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bagpuss, considered the most popular British children’s TV character of all time and the 50th anniversary of The Magic Roundabout, another perennial favourite.
Working Horses: 4th February
Features six glorious Special Stamps showing these magnificent creatures at work and provides a wealth of insights into the historic and contemporary lives of Britain’s Working Horses.
Classic Locomotives of Wales: 20th February
Our series set off with a look at Classic Locomotives of England in 2011, reaching Scotland in 2012 and Northern Ireland in 2013. We are pleased to announce that it has arrived at its final destination, celebrating the steam trains of the valleys through Classic Locomotives of Wales.
Remarkable Lives: 25th March
This important Special issue marks the 100th anniversary of the births of these admirable individuals, who have been drawn from the realms of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts.
Buckingham Palace: 15th April
We are delighted to present a Special issue that explores Buckingham Palace's fascinating history from the early 17th century to the present day.
Great British Film: 13th May
This ten stamp issue celebrates the variety and remarkable success of British cinema, showcasing landmark productions that evoke the distinctiveness and quality of British film and story-telling across key genres.
Sustainable Fish: 5th June
We present a Special issue that is designed to highlight both the beauty of sea fish and the important choices that face consumers across Britain every time they shop. It features five viable and five threatened species, all captured by artist David Miller, with their status identified on every Special Stamp.
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: 17th July
Commemorating the third visit of the friendly games to Scotland.
First World War 1914: 28th July
The centenary of this conflict is being marked by Royal Mail with a series of 30 stamps to be released over the next five years. Each year of the war will be commemorated by a set of six stamps, exploring six visual and thematic strands: poppy, poetry, portraits, war art, memorials and artefacts.
Seaside Architecture: 18th September
This ten stamp issue captures the spirit of the seaside experience through the buildings and structures that are exclusive to, or very distinctive of, the UK’s resorts, which were designed for the pleasure of the visitor.
Prime Ministers: 14th October
This stamp issue commemorates key British Prime Ministers of the past two hundred years. The stamps feature elegant portraits of eight influential holders of the office.
Christmas: 4th November
These charming mini tableaux depict various British family traditions – from carol singing and ice skating to posting cards and buying trees.