Postage Stamps 2017

Stamp Sheet

The Royal Wedding: Platinum Anniversary – 20th November 2017

The Platinum Wedding Anniversary stamps are not avaiable individually and can only be bought as a set on the stamp sheet.

Presentation Packs

Miniature Sheet

Stamp 2nd, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, 2nd
  2nd Large, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, 2nd Large
  1st, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, 1st
  1st Large, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, 1st Large
  £1.17, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, £1.17
  £1.40, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, £1.40
  £1.57, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, £1.57
  £2.27, Madonna and Child from Christmas 2017 (2017) Madonna and Child, £2.27
  2nd, Arwen Wilson - Snowmen from Christmas 2017 (2017) Arwen Wilson - Snowmen, 2nd
  2nd Large, Arwen Wilson - Snowmen from Christmas 2017 (2017) Arwen Wilson - Snowmen, 2nd Large
  1st, Ted Lewis-Clark - Santa from Christmas 2017 (2017) Ted Lewis-Clark - Santa, 1st
  1st Large, Ted lewis-Clark - Santa from Christmas 2017 (2017) Ted lewis-Clark - Santa, 1st Large
Presentation Pack Christmas 2017 - (2017) Christmas 2017 Christmas 2017
  Christmas 2017 - (2017) Christmas 2017 Christmas 2017
Miniature Sheet Christmas 2017 - (2017) Christmas 2017 Christmas 2017

 

Star Wars – Droids and Aliens – 12th October 2017

Stamp 1st, Maz Kanata  from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) Maz Kanata , 1st
  1st, Chewbacca from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) Chewbacca, 1st
  1st, Supreme Leader Snoke  from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) Supreme Leader Snoke , 1st
  1st, Porg from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) Porg, 1st
  1st, BB-8 from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) BB-8, 1st
  1st, R2-D2 from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) R2-D2, 1st
  1st, C-3PO from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) C-3PO, 1st
  1st, K-2SO from Star Wars - Droids and Aliens (2017) K-2SO, 1st

 

Ladybird Books – 14th September 2017

Stamp 2nd, Adventures from History from Ladybird Books (2017) Adventures from History, 2nd
  2nd, Well-loved Tales from Ladybird Books (2017) Well-loved Tales, 2nd
  1st, Key Words Reading Scheme from Ladybird Books (2017) Key Words Reading Scheme, 1st
  1st, Early Tales and Rhymes from Ladybird Books (2017) Early Tales and Rhymes, 1st
  £1.40, Hobbies and How It Works from Ladybird Books (2017) Hobbies and How It Works, £1.40
  £1.40, People at Work from Ladybird Books (2017) People at Work, £1.40
  £1.57, Nature and Conservation from Ladybird Books (2017) Nature and Conservation, £1.57
  £1.57, Achievements from Ladybird Books (2017) Achievements, £1.57

 

Presentation Pack

Classic Toys – 22nd August 2017

The stamps - all 1st Class

1st Class: The Merrythought Bear
Merrythought is a toy manufacturing company established in 1930. Its most famous individual bear was arguably ‘Mr Whoppit’ which was based on the "Woppit" character from the Robin comic in 1956 and which became the mascot of land and water speed record breaker, Donald Campbell. The origin of the firm’s name is uncertain but may have derived from the archaic word for ‘wishbone’ which the company has used as its emblem since 1992.
Merrythought was founded in 1930 by Gordon Holmes and George H. Laxton and its first catalogue - launched in 1931 - included the first Merrythought teddy bear ‘Magnet’ (‘M’ series).

1st Class: Sindy Doll (first appearance 1963)
Sindy was the best-selling toy in the UK in both 1968 and 1970. with her wholesome looks proving a big hit.  Originally designed by Dennis Arkinstall for Pedigree Toys and Dolls, she was modelled on an adolescent girl, and new outfits were issued every six months. A vast range of accessories followed, including a fully equipped kitchen as well as a grand piano. In the early 1970's Sindy was made to look more American, but the latest incarnation has returned her to her roots – she is once more modelled on a 12-14-year-old girl, with a face very similar to her original one. Sindy is quintessentially a British doll.
Awarded ‘Toy of the Year’ by the British Association of Toy Retailers in 1970.

1st Class: Spirograph (first appearance 1965)
Spirograph employs complicated mathematical formulae to create hypotrochoids and epitrochoids, using ‘rotor’ and ‘stator’ pieces. This sounds much too complicated for a toy aimed at children, but the mathematics works unseen in the background – all a child has to do is stick a coloured pen through a hole in one of the Spirograph tools on a piece of paper, twirl it around a few times and watch a pattern emerge. This basic concept h as been embellished with 3D, magnetic and foil versions, ensuring it is much more than a period piece. Awarded ‘Toy of the Year’ by the British Association of Toy Retailers in 1967.

1st Class: Stickle Bricks
Stickle Bricks are primarily intended for toddlers and were invented in 1969. An individual stickle brick is a colourful plastic shape which is a few centimetres long and which has a "brush" of small plastic "fingers" on one or more edges. The fingers of adjacent stickle bricks can interlock, allowing them to be joined in various ways. Standard sets of stickle bricks contain triangular, square and rectangular pieces. Most sets also include other types of pieces such as heads, wheels and teddy bear shapes.

1st Class: W. Britain Toy Figures
The William Britain company originally produced lead soldiers but subsequently switched to plastic, acquiring a manufacturer of plastic soldiers, Herald, in 1959. The soldiers proved particularly popular in the 1970s, the key selling point being that they came ready-painted. US Cavalry, Greek warriors and cowboys and Indians were among the most popular characters. More detailed versions were produced on metal bases and the soldiers were sold individually to keep their prices manageable for children.

1st Class: Space Hopper
Although the origins of this concept are Italian (Aquilino Cosani registered a trademark for a ‘Pon Pon’ in 1968), it was initially intended as an exercise device rather than as a toy and featured a wooden handle. The version we know and love was a British creation, from Mettoy. It was Mettoy that added the ribbed, antennae -like handles and the iconic kangaroo face, in 1969. The ‘Space Hopper’ name captured the imagination of children who were not put off by the fact that it was quite difficult to control and move at any sort of speed.

1st Class: Fuzzy-Felt
Fuzzy-Felt was created in 1950 by Lois Allan and comprises a flocked backing board onto which a number of felt shapes - silhouettes or more detailed printed versions – can be placed to create different pictures.

1st Class: Meccano
Invented by Frank Hornby, this was originally marketed as ‘Mechanics Made Easy’ (1901), but the name was switched to the more familiar Meccano in 1907. Meccano retains the basic elements including the spacing on the perforations and the 5/32inch Whitworth thread on the screws, meaning that new Meccano sets can still incorporate old pieces. Meccano has embraced advances in technology with its recent sets, but the enduring appeal of the originals is borne out by the fact that special editions continue to be produced in the traditional red and green colour scheme. Meccano is one of the crown jewels of the British toy industry, although now French-owned, and similar products from the USA (Erector sets) and Switzerland (Stokys) are testimony to the strength of its appeal. Meccano remains amongst the most collectable of British toy manufacturers.

1st Class: Action Man
American toy firm Hasbro invented the concept of a doll that boys could play with - 1964’s GI Joe, with features based on decorated war veterans. The first dolls made under license from Hasbro for the UK market appeared in 1966, initially named Action Soldier. Later named Action Man and produced under the name of Palitoy by Cascelloid of Leicester, UK-specific outfits were produced. Among the most popular are footballer kits and the Red Devil parachutist.
Awarded ‘Toy of the Year’ by the British Association of Toy Retailers in 1966.  A 2004 poll of the public to find Britain’s Favourite Toy placed Action Man at number 2.

1st Class: Hornby Dublo
It might appear as if nobody else was making toys early in the 20t h century, but Frank Hornby was at it again with these scale model train sets, first introduced in 1920. Originally, sets were built on the ‘O-gauge’ scale (about twice the size of the current Hornby sets). This was the standard format in America, where Lionel trains continue to be the choice of wealthy train enthusiasts. Hornby’s genius was to switch to the OO-gauge (known as ‘Horny Dublo’) from 1938, which allowed for complex layouts to be built on a smaller budget and in a smaller space, taking into account the modest size of the average British living room. Hornby trains are able to appeal to many different characters types across multiple generations, making this a toy that a small child can enjoy with a parent and grandparent at the same time. Like Meccano, Hornby has gone through many ownership changes but is currently firmly established once more as part of Hornby Hobbies.
The mid-1950s was the most productive period for Hornby trains, with quality tinplate freight, coaches and locomotives which tend to be among the most collectable.

Presentation Pack

First World War 1917 – 31st July 2017

Stamp 1st, Shattered Poppy, John Ross from First World War 1917 (2017) Shattered Poppy, John Ross, 1st
  1st, Dead Mans Dump, Isaac Rosenberg from First World War 1917 (2017) Dead Mans Dump, Isaac Rosenberg, 1st
  1st, Nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm from First World War 1917 (2017) Nurses Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, 1st
  £1.57, Dry Docked for Scaling and Painting, Edward Wadsworth from First World War 1917 (2017) Dry Docked for Scaling and Painting, Edward Wadsworth, £1.57
  £1.57, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belguim from First World War 1917 (2017) Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belguim, £1.57
  £1.57, Private Lemuel Thomas Rees's Life-saving Bible from First World War 1917 (2017) Private Lemuel Thomas Rees's Life-saving Bible, £1.57
Presentation Pack First World War 1917 - (2017) First World War 1917 First World War 1917

 

Landmark Buildings – 13th July 2017

Stamp 1st, London Aquatics Centre from Landmark Buildings (2017) London Aquatics Centre, 1st
  1st, Library of Birmingham from Landmark Buildings (2017) Library of Birmingham, 1st
  1st, SEC Armadillo, Glasgow from Landmark Buildings (2017) SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, 1st
  1st, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh from Landmark Buildings (2017) Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 1st
  1st, Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre from Landmark Buildings (2017) Giant's Causeway Visitor Centre, 1st
  1st, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff from Landmark Buildings (2017) National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, 1st
  1st, Eden Project, St. Austell from Landmark Buildings (2017) Eden Project, St. Austell, 1st
  1st, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool from Landmark Buildings (2017) Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, 1st
  1st, IWM North, Manchester from Landmark Buildings (2017) IWM North, Manchester, 1st
  1st, Switch House, Tate Modern, London from Landmark Buildings (2017) Switch House, Tate Modern, London, 1st
Presentation Pack Landmark Buildings - (2017) Landmark Buildings Landmark Buildings

 

Windmills and Watermills – 22nd June 2017

Stamp NNutley Windmill, East Sussex, 1st Nutley Windmill, East Sussex, 1st
New Abbey Corn Mill, Dumfries and Galloway, 1st New Abbey Corn Mill, Dumfries and Galloway, 1st
Ballycopeland Windmill, County Down, £1.40 Ballycopeland Windmill, County Down, £1.40
Cheddleton Flint Mill, Staffordshire, £1.40 Cheddleton Flint Mill, Staffordshire, £1.40
Woodchurch Windmill, Kent, £1.57 Woodchurch Windmill, Kent, £1.57
Felin Cochwillan Mill, Gwynedd, £1.57 Felin Cochwillan Mill, Gwynedd, £1.57
Pesentation Pack Windmills and Watermills Windmills and Watermills

Song Birds – 4th May 2017

1st, Great Tit from Songbirds (2017) Great Tit, 1st
1st, Wren from Songbirds (2017) Wren, 1st
1st, Willow Warbler from Songbirds (2017) Willow Warbler, 1st
1st, Goldcrest from Songbirds (2017) Goldcrest, 1st
1st, Skylark from Songbirds (2017) Skylark, 1st
1st, Blackcap from Songbirds (2017) Blackcap, 1st
1st, Song Thrush from Songbirds (2017) Song Thrush, 1st
1st, Nightingale from Songbirds (2017) Nightingale, 1st
1st, Cuckoo from Songbirds (2017) Cuckoo, 1st
1st, Yellowhammer from Songbirds (2017) Yellowhammer, 1st

Racehorse Legends – 6th April 2017

    Frankel, 1st
    Red Rum, 1st
    Shergar, 1st
    Kauto Star, £1.52
    Desert orchid, £1.52
    Brigadier Gerard, £1.52
    Arkel, 1st
    Estimate, 1st

 

Regional Definitive stamps – March 21st 2017

  £1.17, England from New Country Definitives (2017) England, £1.17
  £1.40, England from New Country Definitives (2017) England, £1.40
  £1.17, Scotland from New Country Definitives (2017) Scotland, £1.17
  £1.40, Scotland from New Country Definitives (2017) Scotland, £1.40
  £1.17, Wales from New Country Definitives (2017) Wales, £1.17
  £1.40, Wales from New Country Definitives (2017) Wales, £1.40
  £1.17, Northern Ireland from New Country Definitives (2017) Northern Ireland, £1.17
  £1.40, Northern Ireland from New Country Definitives (2017) Northern Ireland, £1.40

 

Miniature sheet

David Bowie – 14th March 2017

Stamp 1st, Hunky Dory from David Bowie (2017) Hunky Dory, 1st
1st, Aladdin Sane from David Bowie (2017) Aladdin Sane, 1st
1st, Heroes from David Bowie (2017) Heroes, 1st
£1.52, Let's Dance from David Bowie (2017) Let's Dance, £1.52
£1.52, Earthling from David Bowie (2017) Earthling, £1.52
£1.52, Black Star from David Bowie (2017) Black Star, £1.52
1st, The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972 from David Bowie (2017) The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1972, 1st
1st, The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983 from David Bowie (2017) The Serious Moonlight Tour, 1983, 1st
1st, The Stage Tour, 1978 from David Bowie (2017) The Stage Tour, 1978, 1st
1st, A Reality Tour, 2004 from David Bowie (2017) A Reality Tour, 2004, 1st
Miniature Sheet David Bowie - (2017) David Bowie David Bowie

Windsor Castle – 15th February 2017

 

1st, The Long Walk from Windsor Castle (2017) The Long Walk, 1st
1st, The Round Tower from Windsor Castle (2017) The Round Tower, 1st  
1st, The Norman Gate from Windsor Castle (2017) The Norman Gate, 1st  
£1.52, St George's Hall from Windsor Castle (2017) St George's Hall, £1.52  
£1.52, The Queen's Ballroom from Windsor Castle (2017) The Queen's Ballroom, £1.52  
£1.52, The Waterloo Chamber from Windsor Castle (2017) The Waterloo Chamber, £1.52  

Ancient Britain – 17th January 2017

  1st, Battersea Shield, London, England c350-50 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Battersea Shield, London, England c350-50 BC, 1st
  1st, Skara Brea Village, Orkney Islands, Scotland c3100-2500 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Skara Brea Village, Orkney Islands, Scotland c3100-2500 BC, 1st
  £1.05, Star Carr Headdress, Yorkshire, England c9000 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Star Carr Headdress, Yorkshire, England c9000 BC, £1.05
  £1.05, Maiden Castle Hill Fort, Dorset, England c400 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Maiden Castle Hill Fort, Dorset, England c400 BC, £1.05
  £1.33, Avebury Stone Circles, Wiltshire, England c2500 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Avebury Stone Circles, Wiltshire, England c2500 BC, £1.33
  £1.33, Drumbest Horns, County Antrim, Northern Ireland c800 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Drumbest Horns, County Antrim, Northern Ireland c800 BC, £1.33
  £1.52, Grime's Graves Flint Mines, Norfolk, England c2500 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Grime's Graves Flint Mines, Norfolk, England c2500 BC, £1.52
  £1.52, Mold Cape, Flintshire, Wales c1900 - 1600 BC from Ancient Britain (2017) Mold Cape, Flintshire, Wales c1900 - 1600 BC, £1.52

 

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