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2013 sees the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Royce, who established Rolls-Royce with Charles Rolls; as well as the centenary of Aston Martin’s founding. We mark these important anniversaries with a Special issue that features two of their finest creations, together with four more legendary British thoroughbreds and four of our nation’s most iconic workhorse.
Issued on 13th August.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, we’ve created an extraordinary collection featuring some of the finest portraits of Her Majesty, including a brand new painting by Nicky Philipps - the first ever commissioned by Royal Mail. This exclusive commission is the result of three specially convened ‘sittings’ with the Queen at Buckingham Palace in late 2012. This beautiful 1st Class stamp completes our stunning set of Royal Portraits.
Issued on 30th May 2013
Arnold Machin’s bas-relief portrait of Her Majesty The Queen has been with us since 1967. Considered to be the ultimate in pure design, it remains as fresh as ever, despite its ubiquity and the passing of more than four decades since its introduction.
We are delighted to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground with a Special issue which explores not just the ambition and engineering genius that gave the world a whole new way to travel, but also a wealth of truly revolutionary graphic art and architecture. Issue date 9th January 2013.
Our Classic Locomotives series set off with a look at Classic Locomotives of England in 2011, reaching Scotland in 2012 and Northern Ireland in 2013. We are therefore pleased to announce that it will shortly arrive at its final destination, celebrating the steam trains of the valleys through Classic Locomotives of Wales. Issue date 20th February 2014.
This latest issue, the final of three, like the rest of this stunning series, the stamps were designed by Kate Stephens and illustrated by renowned botanical artist Julia Trickey: who painted her vibrant watercolours of our featured plant species and backgrounds separately, before merging them digitally. Released on 13 November 2014.
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This selection highlights the breadth of fascinating subjects and interests that are covered by our Special Stamp issues: from our historic cities to global exhibitons. Each of these unique items are beautifully designed and reveal a wealth of interesting facts. Best of all, they really are ‘something different’ – making them ideal gifts for all those people who appear to have everything they need already...
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It’s been a spectacular year for the people of Britain, which ensures that it has also been a quite amazing year for Special Stamps. That means our Annual Collection contains more than ever before, with tributes to the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen as well as a host of products celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, together with the exploits of our triumphant athletes. These come together with Special issues celebrating everything from Great British Fashion to Charles Dickens, to make our Annual Collection a sheer pleasure, not to mention the perfect keepsake of this fabulous year.