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A Special Day of Celebration and Reflection

The Queen is to celebrate her 90th birthday on April 21st 2016 and six new stamps mark this momentous occasion. They include 3 x 1st Class and 3 x £1.52 stamps, each 37mm x 35mm. [...]

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The Genius of WIlliam Shakespeare

23rd April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. He is the best-selling author in history and it would be impossible to overstate the influence of his work on that of succeeding generations. [...]

British Humanitarians

The Royal Mail’s British Humanitarians stamp issue will celebrate the achievements of three men and three women who have truly made a difference. Issued on 15th March 2016 the six stamps feature monochrome portraits of [...]

The 500 Year History of Royal Mail

In 2016, Royal Mail celebrates 500 years of operating a regular, organised postal service - find out all about this very Positively Postal event and the new stamps due for issue on 17th February 2016 [...]

Shackleton & The Endurance Expedition & The Winter Village in from Russia.

Now that Christmas is over and 2016 is fast approaching, let's take a look at the first new GB stamp issue of the year which marks the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Endurance Expedition. [...]

R.M.S. Lusitania Ocean Liners maxi card and Bees buzzing in from Brazil.

I've come across a few old maxi cards from over 10 years ago so thought I would feature them on here. The first one marks the 80th anniversary of R.M.S. Lusitania back in 1995 (it [...]

Mail & Mailart

Dimorphodon USA & Ice Cream from Slovenia.

This first class stamp (PHQ) card featuring a Dimorphodon is flying off to a school class in the USA so hope they are not too taken aback once (s)he arrives! Dimorphodon (meaning "two-form tooth") was [...]

Buses to Germany & Mouse Post from Russia.

All Aboard! A selection of four buses - AEC Regent MKIII RT, Bristol KSW5G, AEC Routemaster, Bristol Lodekka FSF6G - all driving off to a Postcrosser in Germany. I was up in London on Sunday [...]

At-At Walkers off to Germany & Greetings from Oberhausen.

At-At Walkers off on their way to a young Star Wars fan in Germany. Greetings from Oberhausen, sent in by Sven via Postcrossing from Germany.

Barn Owl off to Russia & Horsing Around in from Finland.

Species at Risk Barn Owl (Tyto Alba) 17p stamp (PHQ) card off to a Postcrosser in Russia. Horsing around on this lovely postcard in from Finland.

London Underground off to Hong Kong & Rain in from Germany.

Tunnelling below London Streets 1898 2nd class stamp (PHQ) card off to a Postcrosser in Hong Kong. The weather has been a bit like it is on this postcard here in London of late, sent [...]

Paddington Bear off to Taiwan & Route 66 in from the USA.

Greetings from Paddington who finds himself on this 1st class stamp PHQ card from 1994 off to visit a Postcrosser in Taiwan. A very informative postcard depicting an old Route 66 scene sent in by [...]

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