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Issued on October 12, 2017
Produced for use by an occupying army which was already in full retreat, Thessaly’s one and only issue comprised the world’s first octagonal stamps
From street furniture to sorting office, from transport to technology, postal services have long been a recurring theme on British stamps
The sound of the first artificial satellite orbiting the Earth shook the world in October 1957. You couldn’t miss the philatelic echo either, as Sputnik was lavishly celebrated by stamps from the Soviet Union and its allies
On September 14 Royal Mail will issue a set of eight stamps celebrating Ladybird books, which have had a huge influence on generations of British children.
If Britain is a nation of gardeners, you might expect plenty of British stamps on the theme. Horticulture, landscaping, wildlife and literature all play their part
Some of the least subtle but most powerful propaganda stamps and covers in philatelic history have drawn attention to the plight of the stateless Palestinians
The British stamps designed by Trickett & Webb between 1984 and 2003 exuded clarity and class. We asked them for an insight into the creative process
Tasmania’s pictorial series of 1899 proved a perfect showcase for the colony’s scenery, even if its recess-printed heyday was all too brief
A substantial cash prize focused the minds of early 20th-century aviators on the daunting challenge of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Their rich legacy includes rare overprints, evocative fl own covers and modern commemoratives
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At a time of heightened international tension in the far east, North Korea has issued two stamps graphically foretelling the violent annihilation of the United States.
Television programmes have been a regular theme of populist stamp issues in recent years. Are they intended to appeal to children, or grown-ups?
The World Athletics Championships, which comes to London in August, is among the biggest sporting events on the planet. Over the course of 35 years, stamps and postmarks from host cities have built into a great collectable
1908 was a champagne moment in Canada’s history, and the Tercentenary of Quebec was celebrated by a fine recess-printed set of portrait and pictorial stamps
The concept of issuing dedicated airmail stamps never took off in Britain. It was, however, given serious consideration in the 1920s
The Princess Royal carried out a ceremonial opening of The Postal Museum on June 13, six weeks ahead of its opening to the public.
The fourth issue in Royal Mail’s five-year series commemorating the First World War
The Landmark Buildings set, to be issued on July 13, is a celebration of excellence and originality in contemporary British architecture.
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