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Newly created Poppy imagery combined with poignant and thought-provoking poetry, art and photography in our 1917 First World War special stamp issue comprising three 1st class and three £1.57 denominations.
As the conflict entered its fourth year, pivotal moments such as the US entering the war and the U-boat menace are explored in authoritative and engaging detail. Includes all six Special stamps.
Written by Imperial War Museum historian Matt Brosnan, the Prestige Stamp Book explores further aspects of the First World War during 1917.
An essential collector’s item in the 1917 Special issue, this unique cover combines the Special Stamps and the official Royal Mint 2017 First World War £2 coin. It also features a richly illustrated information card.
All six First World War – 1917 Special Stamps set within individual mounts in a black ash-effect frame. Handmade for Royal Mail in the UK. Dimensions W 27cm x H 23cm.
All six First World War – 1917 Special Stamps reproduced from the original artwork as postcards.
A blank First Day Envelope with information card inside.
£2 coin struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard in a numbered, limited edition of 15,000.Features a highly detailed double exposure illustration of a Mk1 tank.Code AN128
These six First World War 1914 centenary stamps represent the six series themes of Poppy, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Remembrance and Artefacts. Code AS27A
Following the series themes of Poppy, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Artefacts, the Mint Stamps feature David Gentleman’s cameo head of The Queen in Royal Mail Red, echoing the colour of poppies, that most poignant symbol of remembrance.
Beautiful new Battlefields Poppy imagery created especially for this Stamp issue. Images include poignant and thought provoking artefacts and memorials. Perfect as a memento of this important historic occasion.Code AS1590
Four stamps depicting The Post Office At War, 1914-18. Background map image created from historical sources. Images include the 1916 postcard of The Post Office RiflesCode MZ117
In this detailed souvenir book, historian Matt Brosnan examines the causes of the First World War. Features all six First World War Special Stamps in panes and combinations of Definitive stamps that are unavailable anywhere else.Code YB055
In the second Prestige Stamp Book of this series, Imperial War Museum historian Matt Brosnan charts the development of the war during 1915. Contains all six Special Stamps, a unique stamp pane and re-printed Army Uniforms Special stamps.
1916 saw a number of the war’s most momentous battles and pivotal moments, including the Battle of the Somme. The key events of this fateful year are explored in authoritative and engaging detail in the Prestige Stamp Book. Code YB064
Designed to resemble a newspaper of the time, the First World War 1914 Presentation Pack explores the political and economic context within which war broke out in 1914. Contains all six Special Stamps.
In 1915, the nature of warfare changed forever. Imperial War Historian Ian Kikuchi charts these developments in the Presentation Pack. Contains a;; six Special Stamps.Code AP402
1916 saw a number of the war’s most momentous battles and pivotal moments. The key events of this fateful year are explored in authoritative and engaging detail in the Presentation Pack.Code AP417
Features all six First World War – 1915 Special Stamps, set on a white canvas within individual mounts and in a black ash effect frame. Code N3072
All six First World War – 1916 Special Stamps set within individual mounts in a black ash effect frame. Handmade for Royal Mail in the UK. Dimensions W 27cm x H 23cm.Code N3083
This poignant Commemorative Sheet recognizes the role played by The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in the First World War. The Sheet, marking the centenary of the first ANZAC Day, comprises ten labels with First Class Poppy stamps.Code AV042
This fateful day in 1066 is marked by the Battle of Hastings Commemorative Sheet. 10 dramatic labels beside 10 First Class English Country Definitive stamps map the background to the battle, the engagement itself, and the aftermath.
In 2017 London will get its first new, national museum in over a decade The Postal Museum. Royal Mail have worked together with the Museum to produce a stamp sheet to commemorate this event.
This Commemorative Sheet traces the history of this famed fighting force who have soldiered for the British for 200 years.Code AV039
Mackennal triumphed with his design for the higher value four-stamp Seahorses series. The four Seahorses – with half-crown, five shillings, ten shillings and £1 values – finally appeared in July 1913. They were instantly loved, as they are today. Code ZP004
A selection of some of the key elements from the 1916 issue, providing you with a diverse array of informative and collectable items. 10% discount is included in the price, compared to the cost of buying the featured items individually. Code PK071
Featuring all ten 1916 stamps plus the complete Miniature Sheet. Reproduced from the original stamp artwork at postcard size. The ideal way to enjoy every detail of these poignant stamps.Code AQ236
The evocative image for the 1915 Poppy stamp is an abstract work by artist Howard Hodgkin, executed as a carborundum print.Code N3073
Fiona Strickland’s lovely watercolour for the Poppy Special Stamp has been reproduced at full size to reveal all the fine texture and translucency of this most symbolic flower’s petals.Code N3067
This pack commemorates the Post Office Rifles on the centenary of their arrival in France on 18th March 1915. It documents their bravery, tenacity and character during their time in the trenches on the Western Front.
It was a general’s worst nightmare but a dream come true for the rank and file dodging death in the trenches. On Christmas Day in 1914, British and German troops climbed from their dugouts and met as friends in no man’s land.Code AV030
As befits a series of such historic importance, we are proud to offer this unique Great War Collector Album and Slipcase. It will hold and display every First World War Special Stamp produced in the whole five-year series.Code PA777
Available in numbered, limited editions of just 1,000, these exquisite sets, created by Royal Mail and The Royal Mint each contain two half-size replica gallantry medals crafted in sterling silver from the original tooling.
In April 2015 Royal Mail will be issuing a Commemorative Sheet to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Anthony Trollope, who was one of the most successful and respected English novelists of the Victorian era and had a long association with the Post Office. Code AV032
Complete with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, this important volume combines authoritative text with the best photographs, art, and momentoes from the Imperial War Museum’s First World War archives and collections.Code NZ046
The 2006 Poppy stamp, self adhesive. AS841
Containing all three minature sheets in the series, this thought-provoking pack unfolds to form a remembrance cross.
All three of the deeply symbolic poppy stamps from 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Available in numbered, limited editions of just 1,000, these exquisite sets, created by Royal Mail and The Royal Mint each contain two half-size replica gallantry medals crafted in sterling silver from the original tooling.MC001
Complete collection (set of three in a free gift box) Buy all three and save nearly 10%. Available in numbered, limited editions of just 1,000 created by Royal Mail and The Royal Mint.
Containing the Special Stamps from all three parts of our Military Uniforms series, this fascinating pack also includes a high quality replica of a Post Office Rifles cap badge.PB408
Focuses on Commonwealth rarities within the red albums.Code AJ030
Focuses on British rarities within the red albums at the Royal Philiatelic Collection.Code AJ029
Comprises five fighters from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and includes glue, paint brushes, Humbrol acrylic paints and a triple-pronged stand, enabling the aircraft to be displayed as if in flight. Scale 1:72 Code VA160
The Supermarine Spitfire perhaps the most iconic of the planes flown by ‘The Few’ in the pivotal Battle of Britain. This highly detailed model kit from Airfix is therefore a superb reminder of an heroic victory as well as a wonderful gift idea. Scale 1:72 Code VA155
A scale replica of the Royal Navy’s last surviving Cruiser, which saw action with the Atlantic convoys and on D-Day, and is now moored on the Thames, London. This dramatic model is an ideal gift for every seafarer, and a fine tribute to all those who sailed in her. Scale 1:600Code VA159