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First issued in 1966, Christmas stamps from Royal Mail are now an important part of the festive season for many people. Featuring six scenes from the story of the Nativity, painted by artist David Holmes in an impressionistic style.
We are proud to present a Special issue that celebrates both the release of Star Wars™:The Force Awakens and the role that Britain’s worldleading film industry has played in its success. Issued 20 October 2015.
Rugby World Cup 2015
This year England hosted the much anticipated eighth Rugby World Cup. To commemorate this great event, we have created a Special issue of eight stamps, each showing an important aspect of play. Issued on 18 September 2015.
Long to Reign Over Us
On Wednesday 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning UK monarch, as she surpasses the 63 years and 216 days achieved by Queen Victoria by a day. This is such an important milestone in British history that we felt it was worthy of becoming a very special addition to the 2015 Stamp Programme.
Bumblebees, Honeybees and solitary bee species are the unsung heroes of Britain’s ecology: pollinating our food crops, keeping farms in business and enabling our parks, gardens and countryside to thrive. It would be impossible to underestimate the significance of bees, or their worrying decline. Issued 18 August 2015.
Post & Go Stamps Fur and Feathers:
We are delighted to bring this year’s pictorial Post & Go programme to an end with Winter Fur and Feathers, which features one master of concealment alongside three of the most brightly coloured visitors to our gardens and countryside. Issued 16 November 2015
The 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain:
We commemorate the 75th anniversary of this pivotal battle with a Special issue that pays tribute to all those involved from the ground crews that kept our planes in the air to the WAAFs who plotted their courses in the Ops Rooms. Issued 16 July 2015.
The Battle of Waterloo:
We are proud to mark the bicentenary of this pivotal battle with a Special issue that explores the key events of the day through six Special Stamps, together with a Miniature Sheet that honours the rank and file of both Allied and Napoleonic forces. Issued on 18 June 2015.
This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Royal Mail has worked closely with the Magna Carta 800th Committee to produce six Special Stamps depicting the Magna Carta itself as well as major international bills and declarations inspired by it that have been issued to protect civil liberties and rights. Issued on 2 June 2015.
The First World War 1915:
A century on from the first great conflict of the 20th century, Royal Mail is commemorating the First World War through a series of five Special issues that examine each year between outbreak and armistice.We are therefore proud to present the second part, which looks at the events of 1915. Issued on 14 May 2015
The 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black:
Until 1840 the cost of postage was beyond the means of all but the wealthy. Yet on 06 May that year, the world of communication changed forever as the world’s first adhesive postage stamps, the Penny Black and the Twopenny Blue were issued. Released on 6 May 2015.
Featuring Britain's best-loved double acts, ground-breaking stand-ups and the stars of sketch shows and silver screen alike, this is one Special issue that is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face. Issued on 1 April 2015.