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The First World War

First World War 1918 by Feature Writer Sally Stacey For a brief time in the dark ages, now known as the 1980s, I worked as a private tutor in London. My mission was to rescue failing students who were struggling with their GCSEs and A Levels. My first English Literature student was trying to get [...]

By | 2018-09-14T16:53:11+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, The Great War 1918|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Bike Post & Go

Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Bike Following the 1981 riots in Handsworth and Brixton, the Employment Secretary Norman Tebbit felt that he needed to respond to a suggestion by the Young Conservative National Chairman, Iain Picton that rioting was a natural reaction to unemployment. Tebbit’s famously said: “I grew up in the '30s [...]

By | 2018-09-14T16:48:02+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Bike|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Old Vic

A British institution which has played host to the finest actors ever to grace the stage, the Old Vic is a national treasure. This 1,000-seat theatre in Lambeth boasts an interesting history spanning two centuries which is celebrated in a stunning stamp issue from Royal Mail. BUY THE STAMPS NOW   The Dramatic History [...]

By | 2018-08-31T16:15:59+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, The Old Vic|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Captain Cook and The Endeavour Voyage

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s historic voyage aboard HMS Endeavour. Cook and the men who accompanied him enjoyed huge success on their travels. They were the first Europeans to land on the east coast of Australia, they mapped New Zealand, accurately observed the transit of Venus and returned with a wealth of [...]

By | 2018-08-17T16:32:25+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hampton Court Palace

20 Reasons to Visit Hampton Court Palace A striking royal palace boasting a stunning riverside location, Hampton Court oozes history and grandeur. The palace has been a hugely popular visitor attraction since Queen Victoria first opened its doors to the public in 1838. But why do so many people flock to Hampton Court every year? [...]

Dad’s Army

Dad's Army A huge proportion of today’s TV viewers were nothing more than a twinkle in their parents’ eye when Dad’s Army was lighting up living rooms across Britain. But few will be unfamiliar with this iconic sitcom which featured some of the most memorable characters ever to grace the small screen. Written by Jimmy [...]

By | 2018-06-25T21:00:56+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, Dad's Army|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Royal Academy of Arts

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of one of this country’s greatest institutions – The Royal Academy of Arts. Royal Mail is honouring this significant milestone with an exciting issue of specially commissioned stamps. Six RA members were each asked to design a stamp featuring their own unique portrayal of the famed Summer Exhibition. BUY THE [...]

By | 2018-06-20T20:31:34+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

The Royal Wedding

The Must-Have Stamps of 2018! BUY THE STAMPS NOW It’s the day the nation has been waiting for! 19 May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot at Windsor Castle and most of us will be glued to our television screens throughout the event. Naturally, Royal Mail are marking the momentous [...]


This month Royal Mail is showcasing owls.  Animals are amongst the most collected themes and yet the much-loved owl has rarely been a feature of British stamps. It was time that these striking and iconic creatures were given a starring role! BUY THE STAMPS NOW Owls have never been more popular than they are [...]

By | 2018-05-15T20:42:48+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, Owls|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reintroduced Species

New Reintroduced Species stamps from Royal Mail. Biodiversity in the UK has been progressively eroded over the last two centuries. It is disturbing to think that more than 400 species of animals and plants have become extinct in this relatively short period of time. Urbanisation and intensive agricultural practices have largely been to blame for [...]

By | 2018-06-22T21:07:49+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: 2018 GB Stamps, Reintroduced Species|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

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