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Throughout his long career, Bowie was hugely influential in both music and culture, with a rare ability to foresee trends in music and fashion. So we’re proud to pay tribute to rock’s most fearless artist in this second part of our Music Giants series. Issued on 14 March 2017
Alongside the six stamps featuring three exteriors and three interiors, this Special issue also includes a splendid Stamp Sheet celebrating St George’s Chapel, set within the Castle precincts. This issue is our contribution to the PostEurop theme for 2017: Castles. Issued 15 February 2017
65th Anniversary of the Accession of HM The Queen:
Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, following the untimely death of her father, King George VI. To mark the 65th Anniversary of that momentous date, we’re proud to present a very special commemorative Stamp issue. Issue date: 6 February 2017.
The Special Stamps feature iconic sites such as Skara Brae and Avebury and exceptional artefacts, including the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress. The stamps are enhanced with illustrations that reveal how our ancient forebears lived and worked. Issued on 17 January 2017.
MR. MEN LITTLE MISS:
We’re delighted to mark the 45th anniversary of these iconic characters with an instantly recognisable Special Stamp issue that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It features all of your favourites, and includes new illustrations by Roger Hargreaves’ son Adam in the Presentation Pack. Issued on 20 October 2016.
Crime writer and playwright Agatha Christie has been outsold only by Shakespeare and the Bible. So it’s fitting that we mark not just the centenary of her writing her first crime novel, but also the 40th Anniversary of her death with a stamp issue that’s full of intrigue. To add even more mystery, the six stamps contain hidden secrets in the form of microtext, UV ink and thermochromic ink. Issued on 15 September 2016.
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
Post & Go Stamps Ladybirds :
With winter on its way, our final Post & Go issue of the year looks at four British animals that will soon be hibernating to survive the cold weather when food is often scarce.
Released on 14 November 2016.
All three of the deeply symbolic poppy stamps from 2006, 2007 and 2008.
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