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The Royal Academy of Arts
1n 1768, King George III approved a petition to establish the Royal Academy of Arts. 250 years later, it is still promoting the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts, as well as giving artists opportunities to have their work seen by the public.
We’re marking this anniversary with a set of six Special Stamps, each designed by a revered RA member, including Grayson Perry, who is co-ordinating this year’s Summer Exhibition.
The Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales & Ms Meghan Markle
On the morning of 27 November 2017, the Prince of Wales issued the news the world had been waiting for: ‘’His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle are engaged to be married’’.
We are delighted to issue these very Special Stamps and Collectibles in celebration of the royal wedding.
This collection of special stamps and souvenirs celebrates the much loved British species of owl’s.
Of all the birds native to our shores, none has a more mythical status than the owl. Revered for thousands of years, there are five species across the UK, three call woodland their home while two inhabit the open countryside.
This collection celebrates the successful reintroduction of various flora and fauna to the UK – including the osprey, Eurasian beaver, pool frog, sand lizard, large-blue butterfly and stinking hawk's beard.
Released on 17 April 2018
The RAF Centenary
This stamp issue has been produced in collaboration with experts and former members of the RAF and commemorates its 100th year anniversary.
The stamps feature RAF aircraft spanning its history and are beautifully painted by renowned aeronautical artist, Michael Turner.
Released on 20 March 2018
Votes for Women
This stamp issue tells the story of those whose ceaseless determination led to the vote being finally granted to women over the age of 30 in February 1918. Released on 15 February 2018.
A classic choice of Arnold Machin stamps. First issued on 5 June 1967 and is in many ways Royal Mail’s stamp design classic. Inspired by the Penny Black, the design was conceived by sculptor Arnold Machin and at first based on his bas relief sculpture for the new decimal coins.
Game of Thrones™
Created exclusively for Royal Mail, this landmark stamp collection celebrates the HBO series Game of Thrones. 10 Special Stamps, Stamp Sheet and a set of Post & Go: Game of Thrones stamps featuring the Iron Throne.
The Royal Wedding: Platinum Anniversary
We’re proud to be celebrating the momentous occasion of the Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Our souvenirs mark this significant event with a Stamp Sheet and a range of limited edition collectibles.
Ladybird Books have had lasting influence on successive generations of British children, both educating and entertaining in equal measure. Now, over 650 titles later, you can revisit some of these enduring books with our Special issue of eight stamps. Released on 14 September 2017.
Post & Go Stamps
Our latest issue is Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Sea released on 14 February 2018
This Special issue of 10 First Class stamps beautifully captures classic toys that encouraged creativity and inspired millions of young minds. And they are still enthralling children to this day. Out on 22 August 2017.