News and press releases
- Royal Mail announces highlights of its 2014 Special Stamp Programme, showcasing the best of British, with issues throughout the year
- Remarkable Lives celebrates a selection of individuals from the realms of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts. Included in the issue is stage and screen actor, Sir Alec Guinness
- Great British Film showcases six productions. It includes the classic, A Matter of Life and Death (1946) starring David Niven and Kim Hunter
The Buckingham Palace issue celebrates this iconic building as the official London residence of the Monarch
Royal Mail’s 2014 Special Stamp programme will once again showcase the best of British, including Remarkable Lives, Great British Film and Buckingham Palace.
Remarkable Lives is issued on March 25. It pays tribute to individuals from the realms of sport, design, economics, heroism and the arts. These stamps commemorate individuals’ birth anniversaries of birth fall in 2014 and who have made a significant contribution. The set includes stage and screen actor Sir Alec Guinness.
For people with a passion for the big screen, Great British Film marks six key British productions since the Second World War. Included in the set is the classic A Matter of Life and Death (1946), starring David Niven and Kim Hunter.
Buckingham Palace showcases one of the most famous buildings in the world. Other stamp issues in 2014 that celebrate the best of British include Working Horses Sustainable Fish, Seaside Architecture and Classic Locomotives of Wales
Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: “The subjects in the 2014 programme have contributed immeasurably to British culture and its uniqueness and tradition. From Classic Children’s Television to Buckingham Palace, 2014 explores some of Britain’s greatest achievements and contains something for everyone.”
Some of the 2014 Special Stamp Programme issues include:
February Working Horses
February Classic Locomotives of Wales
March Remarkable Lives
May Great British Film
June Sustainable Fish
September Seaside Architecture
November Christmas stamps
2014 Post & Go Stamps:
February Post & Go British Flora: Spring Blooms
September Post & Go British Flora: Symbolic Flowers
November Post & Go British Flora: Winter Greenery
NOTES TO EDITORS
For almost 50 years, Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated and celebrated events and anniversaries pertinent to UK heritage and life. Today, there are an estimated 2.5 million stamp collectors and gifters in the UK and millions worldwide. Her Majesty the Queen approves all UK stamp designs before they are printed.
Stamps and stamp products are available at all Post Office Branches, online at www.royalmail.com/stamps and from Royal Mail Tallents House (tel. 08457 641 641), 21 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9PB.
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