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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.
William Shakespeare is the most published, performed and filmed dramatist of all time, not to mention 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.
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.
Post & Go Stamps Royal Mail Heritage – Transport :
The 2016 Post & Go programme begins in fine style with Royal Mail Heritage – Transport, the first in a series of Post & Go issues that explore the history of Royal Mail with the second instalment to follow in 2017. Issued 17 February 2016
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.
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.