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What better way is there to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association than by collecting 11 unique stamps representing some of the British gameís greatest heroes. In footballing terms a Ďheroí must be much more than an outstanding player. Character is as important as ability, and while the 11 selected were all supremely gifted, they had something more. They had style. issued on 9 May 2013.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty, this special issue features a collection of some of the finest ever painted portraits of the Queen.
Issued on 30th May 2013
Following in the distinguished footsteps of Eminent Britons in 2009 and Britons of Distinction in 2012, we are delighted to introduce the Great Britons Special issue, celebrating the anniversaries of ten more people who not only achieved greatness in their lifetimes, but also left behind a lasting legacy.
Issued on 16th April 2013
It's 50 years since a strange old man stepped out of a Police Box in a scrapyard down Totter's Lane, and the most beloved and exciting television series in the universe began. Since then, the Time Lord has had many faces and battled many foes, and his adventures look set to continue for years to come.
Issued on 26th March 2013.
Arnold Machinís 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.
This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austenís most famous novel Pride and Prejudice. Selling over 20 million copies worldwide and used in numerous film and television adaptations. There are six published novels featured on the Special stamps; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Issue date 21st February 2013.
Creatures great but small feature in Freshwater Life, the three-issue Post & Go series for 2013. The first set shows pond life, the second life in lakes, and the third reveals the denizens of rivers. Issued on 22 February 2013. Also issued in February Second Class and Second Class Large bearing a blue Royal Mail background and a blue Machin head, with one phosphor bar. Issued on 20th February 2013.
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.
A highly popular series with the sixth issue, House of Windsor, completing the collection. Along with strikingly atmospheric portaits on the stamps themselves, the fascinating - and often bloody - histories are covered through a range of special products.
Last Day of Availability from Royal Mail 30th June 2013
Royal Mail blasts into outer space to bring us six fascinating images from within our solar system to celebrate Britainís role in the exploration of space. Issue date 16th October 2012.
All three of the deeply symbolic poppy stamps from 2006, 2007 and 2008.
We celebrate the bicentenary of the great manís birth with a Special issue featuring some of Dickensí best-known characters. Issue date 19th June 2012.