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Visions of the Universe Set of 8 Special Stamps

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A celebration of our nation’s contribution to expanding understanding of our universe.

Eight Special Stamps featuring stunning images of astronomical features and phenomena investigated by British astronomers and astrophysicists.

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A collection of eight Special Stamps with stunning images depicting astronomical features and phenomena studied by British astronomers and astrophysics over the centuries.

Stargazers and stamp collectors will enjoy exploring a collection celebrating the mystery and majesty of our universe.

Two First Class stamps, two Second Class stamps, two £1.55 stamps and two £1.60 stamps.


Rapidly rotating neutron stars. First Class

Black Holes

Super-dense regions of space. First Class

Cat’s Eye Nebula

This cloud of gas and dust was once inside a star. Second Class


A small, icy moon of Saturn with a system of geysers. Second Class 


A comet made of rock, ice and dust. £1.60

Cygnus A

This active galaxy is a powerful source of radio waves. £1.60

Jupiter’s Auroras

The largest planet in our Solar System produces the strongest auroras. £1.55

Gravitational Lensing

Celestial objects bending light from distant sources to form distorted images. £1.55

Stamp specifications 

  • Stamp format Landscape
  • Stamp size 50mm x 30mm
  • Design True North
  • Number per sheet 60
  • Printer International Security Printers
  • Print process Lithography
  • Perforations 14 x 14
  • Phosphor Bars as appropriate
  • Gum PVA