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The UK's bridges represent some of our most enduring, impressive and iconic landmarks. So we are delighted to present a Special issue that celebrates the leaps in engineering that have taken us from simpicity of the pre-16th century Tarr Steps to the elegance of the 2011 Peace Bridge. Out on 5 March 2015.
Our great scientists and thinkers have long led the world in the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering and medicine. Our impressive selection includes the World Wide Web, Catseyes, Fibre Optics, Stainless Steel, Carbon Fibre and DNA Sequencing. Unusually, this ground breaking set of eight Special Stamps is printed in four se-tenant strips of two stamps: one for each of the four featured disciplines.
The range of stamps that customers can choose is refreshed from time to time to give a greater choice to celebrate a wider variety of life events. The last time the Smilers® stamp range was updated was in 2010 but on 20th January 2015 Royal Mail is introducing eight new 1st Class Smilers® stamps including versions for sending to mums and dads. Unfortunately our Generic Sheet AT084 is temporarily out of stock.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Mail commissioned illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, to illustrate ten key scenes from the book. Art-directed by Godfrey Design, Baker-Smith offers a fresh, lively interpretation of unforgettable characters such as the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat and Alice herself, making the story come to life with new vivacity. Issued 6th January 2015.
The Prime Ministers stamp issue marks key British Prime Ministers of the past two hundred years. The stamps feature elegant portraits of eight influential holders of the office. Issued on 14 October 2014.
We are delighted to present a Special issue featuring specially commissioned architectural images from photographer Lee Mawdsley. It explores the glories of our greatest seaside structures through ten striking Special Stamps and includes no less than three superb covers.
Released on 18 September 2014.
The First World War 1914:
The First World War began in 1914 and changed the world forever. 100 years on from the declaration of hostilities, Royal Mail is commemorating this terrible conflict with the first in an historically important series of five Special issues that will examine the war from outbreak to armistice. Issued on 28 July 2014.
Post & Go Stamps Working Sail:
The first four pictorial Post & Go series explored the natural world through specially commissioned illustrations. However, in the first of four issues for 2015 we are casting our net a little wider, exploring the simple beauty of working sail through six paintings by the artists known collectively as Pierhead painters. Released on 18 February 2015
Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games:
Commemorating the third visit of the friendly games to Scotland. Issued on 17 July 2014
We present a Special issue that is designed to highlight both the beauty of sea fish and the important choices that face consumers across Britain every time they shop. It features five viable and five threatened species, all captured by artist David Miller, with their status identified on every Special Stamp. Issued on 5 June 2014
Great British Film:
This ten stamp issue celebrates the variety and remarkable success of British cinema, showcasing landmark productions that evoke the distinctiveness and quality of British film and story-telling across key genres. Released on 13th May 2014.
We are delighted to present a Special issue that explores Buckingham Palace's fascinating history from the early 17th century to the present day. This includes six Special Stamps featuring historic paintings as well as a new commission by Royal Mail, and a Miniature Sheet that offers a glimpse of the sheer splendour within these famous walls. Released on 15 April 2014.