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When does the Royal Mail mark an anniversary?

The arrival of the MV Windrush from Jamaica and Trinidad in 1948 was a landmark moment in British history. On board were 492 men invited to help Britain rebuild after the war. In the years to come, thousands of others from across the world would follow in their wake. The Windrush generation have been back [...]

By | May 27th, 2018|Stamp Info|0 Comments

How long have World Cup football stamps been a thing?

It all began in 1934 when the Italian postal service issued a set of stamps to commemorate the country’s staging of the football World Cup. Some 84 years on, and with just a few weeks to the big kick off, this year’s host nation Russia is doing exactly the same. And, of course, they’re not [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Any sign of Donald Trump on a postage stamp?

Politicians and postage stamps There’s an old joke about sticking politicians’ faces on postage stamps – the problem is it can encourage people to spit on the wrong side. Not only that, there’s a reasonable chance that for every person who is happy to see the face of a particular party leader drop through their [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Stamp Info|0 Comments

Celebrity Stamps

All life is presented on a stamp… Jimi Hendrix, Abbott and Costello, The Beatles, Mother Teresa, Otis Redding – when it comes to the famous and stamps it might be easier to compile a list of those celebrities who haven’t featured. No form of public art has so routinely celebrated the great and good of [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Stamp Info|0 Comments

What can we do with all the stamps at Christmas?

While email and text may now dominate our daily communications, Christmas is a time when the good old-fashioned mail comes back to the fore. Millions upon millions of Christmas cards arrive on our doormats, both from the UK and all over the world, and each will be accompanied by a stamp. But what to do [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Stamp Info|0 Comments