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The Great Fire of London:
In the early hours of Sunday 2 September 1666, fire broke out in a bakery on London's Pudding Lane eventually devouring more than 13,000 buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral.The stamp issue to mark its 350th anniversary re-tells its story in a graphic novel style, evoking the high drama of those days while ensuring a high degree of historical accuracy. Issued 2nd September 2016
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is remembered as ‘the last of the great English 18th century artists to be accorded his due’ and ‘England’s greatest gardener.’ So we are delighted to present a stamp issue that features eight serenely beautiful images of Brown’s most notable works, and commemorates the 300th anniversary of his birth. Issued on 16 August 2016.
Born in 1866, Beatrix Potter created some of the world’s best-loved children’s characters, making her one of the most published authors in history. We are delighted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter with six Special Stamps and a Miniature Sheet featuring her beloved illustrations. Issued 28 July 2016
The First World War 1916:
Our five-year commemoration of the First World War has now reached its mid point, as we recall the events of 1916. Like the rest of this epic series, the events of 1916 are explored through a set of beautifully crafted stamps following six themes: Poppy, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Artefacts. Issued 21 June 2016
Pink Floyd’s spacey sonic landscapes quickly made them the ‘house band’ of the London Underground movement of music and arts in the mid-1960s. We are delighted to mark this with a Special Stamp issue that celebrates both the visual and musical originality that always set Pink Floyd apart. Issued 7 July 2016
Animail features our most interactive stamps since 2003’s Fun Fruit and Veg. Designed to bring a smile even before the envelope is opened, this playful Stamp issue is fantastic fun for everyone. Issued on 17 May 2016.
HM The Queen's 90th Birthday:
Here in the UK, joyous celebrations are expected for the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen; a significant occasion that Royal Mail is proud to celebrate with this very regal Stamp issue. Date issued 21 April 2016.
The most published, performed and filmed dramatist of all time and a global icon of British culture. So to mark the 400th anniversary of his death, we are proud to present a Special issue that pays tribute to his genius through his own immortal writings. Issued on 5 April 2016.
This most singular stamp is the new £1.05 value. It reprises Machin’s timeless bas-relief sculpture of Her Majesty The Queen in Gooseberry Green, selected from the 2013 Jubilee Colour Palette. It is accompanied by the new Country Definitives, again in the £1.05 value . Issued 22 March 2016.
This fascinating Special Stamp issue centres around six superb monochrome portraits of our deserving subjects, featuring the talents of highly esteemed photographers such as Lord Snowdon, whose work is used on the Sue Ryder stamp. Issued 15 March 2016
Royal Mail 500:
We are proud to mark the quincentenary of Royal Mail with a set of six Special Stamps that depict the achievements of the great postal pioneers and reformers, as well as images that reflect key milestones and developments of the last 500 years. Issued on 17 February 2016
Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition
The greatest survival Story of all time. Sir Edmund Hillary words describing the exploits of Ernest Shackleton and his crew. We are proud to present a Special issue to mark the centenary of this epic journey. It centres around eight Special Stamps created from the glass photographic plates made by Frank Hurley during the expedition. Issued 7 January 2016.