Postage Stamps 2018

Captain Cook and Endeavour - 16th August 2018

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Stamp 2nd, Sir Joseph Banks from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Sir Joseph Banks, 2nd
  2nd, Chief Mourner of Tahiti from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Chief Mourner of Tahiti, 2nd
  1st, Captain James Cook from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Captain James Cook, 1st
  1st, Drawings of the observations of the transit of Venus, 1769 from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Drawings of the observations of the transit of Venus, 1769, 1st
  £1.45, Clianthus puniceus (Scarlet Clianthus) from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Clianthus puniceus (Scarlet Clianthus), £1.45
  £1.45, Volantinia jacarina (Blue-Black Grassquit) from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Volantinia jacarina (Blue-Black Grassquit), £1.45
  1st, Charting a new course: New Zealand and Australia from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Charting a new course: New Zealand and Australia, 1st
  1st, Life on Raiatea: boathouse and canoes from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Life on Raiatea: boathouse and canoes, 1st
  £1.45, Mapping New Zealand: a Maori clifftop fort from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Mapping New Zealand: a Maori clifftop fort, £1.45
  £1.45, Disaster avoided: repairs on the Endeavour River from Captain Cook and Endeavour (2018) Disaster avoided: repairs on the Endeavour River, £1.45
Miniature Sheet Captain Cook and Endeavour - (2018) Captain Cook and Endeavour Captain Cook and Endeavour

 

Hampton Court Palace - 31st July 2018

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Background

South Front - Built for William III and Mary II by Sir Christopher Wren, the South Front overlooks the Privy Garden

West Front - The grand Tudor architecture of Wolsey’s Great Gatehouse is a notable feature of the West Front.

East Front - Designed in the same Baroque style as the South Front, the East Front overlooks the Great Fountain Garden.

Pond Gardens - The pools in these gardens originally held freshwater fish, such as carp, which were eaten at Tudor banquets

Maze - Hampton Court Palace’s Maze was planted in the late 17th century and is the world’s oldest hedge maze.

Great Fountain Garden - This ornate garden was simplified by Queen Anne, who was keen to reduce expenditure on the royal gardens.

The enormous Great Hall was a communal eating-place for the Tudor court and the setting for parties, and staging plays by Wm Shakespeare for James I.

Principally a ceremonial room, the King’s Great Bedchamber was rarely used for sleeping in, but often for welcoming and impressing visitors.

Henry VIII took over Cardinal Wolsey’s Chapel at Hampton Court and transformed it in to his Chapel Royal during his great rebuilding of the palace in 1535–6.

The King’s Staircase
was the official route into the King’s Apartments, although intimate friends of the monarch would be invited up the smaller and less public backstairs used by the servants instead.

Dad's Army - 26th June 2018

CAPTAIN MAINWARING - 1st
Played by Arthur Lowe.  The pompous, if essentially brave and unerringly patriotic local bank manager, Mainwaring appointed himself leader of his town’s contingent of Local Defence Volunteers.  He had been a lieutenant in the First World War, but is embarrassed by the fact that he never saw combat, being sent to France only in 1919 after the Armistice and then part of the Army of Occupation in Germany.

SERGEANT WILSON - 2nd
Played by John Le Mesurier, a diffident, upper-class chief bank clerk who would quietly question Mainwaring’s judgement (“Do you think that’s wise, Sir?”).  Wilson actually had served as a Captain during the First World War, but he only reveals this in the final episode.  He does not live with the Pike family but is implied to be in a relationship with the widowed Mrs Pike (and sometimes hinted to be Private Pike’s father) although this is never explicitly stated.

LANCE CORPORAL JONES - 1st
Played by Clive Dunn.  The local butcher, born in 1870.  Jones was an old campaigner who enlisted as a drummer boy at age 14 and participated, as a boy soldier, in the Gordon Relief Expedition of 1884–85 and, as a man soldier, in Kitchener’s campaign in the Sudan in 1896–98.  Jones also served during the Boer War and the Great War.  He often suffers from the effects of malaria caught during one of his campaigns, and has to be calmed during his ‘shudders’.  Often seen as fastidious and old, he is the world’s worst worrier and has a catch phrase of ‘They don’t like it up ‘em!’ when referencing any potential Nazi attack.  Dunn was considerably younger than his character, being only 48 at the start of filming.  This allowed him to take part in some of the more physical comedy of the show.

PRIVATE FRASER - £1.45
Played by John Laurie.  A dour Scottish undertaker and a former Chief Petty Officer on HMS Defiant in the Royal Navy.  He served at the Battle of Jutland as a ship’s cook and also has a medal for having served on Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition. Fraser Lived on the Isle of Mingulay.  His catchphrase was “We’re doomed. Doomed!”

PRIVATE WALKER - £1.45
Played by James Beck.  A black market spiv, Walker was one of only two able-bodied men of military age in Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard (the other was Private Pike).  Walker was not called up to the regular army because of an allergy to corned beef.  Following Beck’s death in 1973 Walker was cut out of the series.

PRIVATE GODFREY - £1.55
Played by Arnold Ridley.  A retired shop assistant, Godfrey had worked at the Army & Navy Store in London.  He lives in Walmington with his elderly sisters and serves as the platoon’s medical orderly. He often gets “caught short” and needs to “be excused”.  A conscientious objector during the First World War, he was nevertheless awarded the Military Medal for heroic actions as a combat medic during the Battle of the Somme.

PRIVATE PIKE - 2nd
Played by Ian Lavender.  The youngest of the platoon, a cosseted mother’s boy, often wearing a thick scarf over his uniform to prevent illness and a frequent target for Mainwaring’s derision (“You stupid boy!”).  Pike is not called up to the regular army due to his rare blood group.  He works for Mainwaring in his day job as an assistant bank clerk.  He frequently addresses Sgt. Wilson as “Uncle Arthur”.

CHIEF WARDEN HODGES - £1.55
Played by Bill Pertwee.  The platoon’s major rival and nemesis, Mainwaring looks down on him as the local greengrocer and dislikes that Hodges saw active service in the Great War.  As an Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Warden, he is always demanding that people “put that light out”.

Prersentation Pack

The perfect Souvenir or gift – this fully illustrated Pack has been written by historian and television comedy expert Graham McCann and includes rarely seen photographs from behind the scenes.

 

• Includes all eight Stamps from the set.

 

• Features profiles of the actors who appear on the stamps.

 

£9.00 (incl VAT)

 

Royal Academy of Arts - 5th June 2018

Royal Academy of Arts 1st Stamp (2018) Grayson Perry - Summer Exhibition

Grayson Perry - Summer Exhibition

1st

 

Royal Academy of Arts 1st Stamp (2018) Fiona Rae - Queen of the Sky

Fiona Rae - Queen of the Sky

1st

 

Royal Academy of Arts £1.25 Stamp (2018) Norman Ackroyd - St Kilda: The Great Sea Stacs

Norman Ackroyd - St Kilda: The Great Sea Stacs

£1.25

 

Royal Academy of Arts £1.25 Stamp (2018) Barbara Rae - Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle

Barbara Rae - Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle

£1.25

 

Royal Academy of Arts £1.55 Stamp (2018) Yinka Shonibare - Queuing at the RA

Yinka Shonibare - Queuing at the RA

£1.55

 

Royal Academy of Arts £1.55 Stamp (2018) Tracey Emin - Saying Goodbye

Tracey Emin - Saying Goodbye

£1.55

 

The Royal Wedding - 19th May 2018

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Stamp 1st, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle from The Royal Wedding (2018) Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, 1st
  £1.55, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle from The Royal Wedding (2018) Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, £1.55

 

OWLS - 11th May 2018

Stamp 1st, Barn Owl from Owls (2018) Barn Owl, 1st
  1st, Little Owl from Owls (2018) Little Owl, 1st
  1st, Tawny Owl from Owls (2018) Tawny Owl, 1st
  1st, Short-eared Owl from Owls (2018) Short-eared Owl, 1st
  1st, Long-eared Owl from Owls (2018) Long-eared Owl, 1st
  1st, Barn Owl, juvenile from Owls (2018) Barn Owl, juvenile, 1st
  1st, Little Owl, juvenile from Owls (2018) Little Owl, juvenile, 1st
  1st, Tawny Owl, juvenile from Owls (2018) Tawny Owl, juvenile, 1st
  1st, Short-eared Owl, juvenile from Owls (2018) Short-eared Owl, juvenile, 1st
  1st, Long-eared Owl, juvenile from Owls (2018) Long-eared Owl, juvenile, 1st

Barn Owl
Tyto alba

First Class

Also known as the ‘white owl’ and the ‘screech owl’, the Barn Owl is perhaps the UK’s most familiar owl species.

 

Little Owl
Athene noctua

First Class

This small, long-legged owl with its bright yellow eyes, white-spotted brown plumage and fiercely frowning expression is common in continental Europe, but not native to the UK.

 

Tawny Owl
Strix aluco

First Class

The lovely quavering hoot of the Tawny Owl is a familiar night-time sound in woodland, parks and even gardens, but although this is the UK’s most common owl, it is rarely seen, being strictly nocturnal.

 

Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus

First Class

A true nomad, the Short-eared Owl is one of the most widely distributed birds in the world, occurring on all continents except Antarctica.

 

Long-eared Owl
Asio otus

First Class

This beautiful, slim, orange-eyed owl is named after its large, cat-like ear tufts, which help to break up its outline as it roosts by day.

REINTRODUCED SPECIES - 17th April 2018

Since 1800 it is estimated that more than 400 species of animals and plants have become extinct in the UK. There are many reasons for this, including loss and degradation of habitat and species becoming increasingly isolated from neighbouring populations. But this does not have to be the end of the story. Several successful reintroduction programmes have brought species back to their native lands from other countries and this collection is a celebration of the successful reintroduction of various flora and fauna across the UK.

Stamp 1st, Osprey from Reintroduced Species (2018) Osprey, 1st
  1st, Large Blue Butterfly from Reintroduced Species (2018) Large Blue Butterfly, 1st
  £1.45, Eurasian Beaver from Reintroduced Species (2018) Eurasian Beaver, £1.45
  £1.45, Pool Frog from Reintroduced Species (2018) Pool Frog, £1.45
  £1.55, Stinking Hawks-beard from Reintroduced Species (2018) Stinking Hawks-beard, £1.55
  £1.55, Sand Lizard from Reintroduced Species (2018) Sand Lizard, £1.55

 

The RAF Centenary - 20th March 2018

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Stamp 1st, Hurricane Mk 1 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Hurricane Mk 1, 1st
  1st, Lightning F6 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Lightning F6, 1st
  £1.40, Vulcan B2 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Vulcan B2, £1.40
  £1.40, Typhoon FGR4 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Typhoon FGR4, £1.40
  £1.57, Sopwith Camel F1 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Sopwith Camel F1, £1.57
  £1.57, Nimrod MR2 from The RAF Centenary (2018) Nimrod MR2, £1.57
  1st, RAF Red Arrows - Flypast from The RAF Centenary (2018) RAF Red Arrows - Flypast, 1st
  1st, RAF Red Arrows - Swan from The RAF Centenary (2018) RAF Red Arrows - Swan, 1st
  £1.40, RAF Red Arrows - Synchro from The RAF Centenary (2018) RAF Red Arrows - Synchro, £1.40
  £1.40, RAF Red Arrows - Python from The RAF Centenary (2018) RAF Red Arrows - Python, £1.40
Presentation Pack The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
  The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
Prestige Stamp Book Cover The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
Miniature Sheet The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
First Day Cover The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
  The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
  The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary
Prestige Stamp Book The RAF Centenary - (2018) The RAF Centenary The RAF Centenary

 

Votes for Women - February 15th 2018

Stamp 2nd, Lone Suffragette in Whitehall, c.1908 from Votes For Women (2018) Lone Suffragette in Whitehall, c.1908, 2nd
  2nd, The Great Pilgramage of Suffragists, 1913 from Votes For Women (2018) The Great Pilgramage of Suffragists, 1913, 2nd
  1st, Suffragette Leaders at Earl's Court, 1908 from Votes For Women (2018) Suffragette Leaders at Earl's Court, 1908, 1st
  1st, Women's Freedom League Poster Parade, c.1907 from Votes For Women (2018) Women's Freedom League Poster Parade, c.1907, 1st
  £1.40, Welsh Suffragettes, Coronation Procession, 1911 from Votes For Women (2018) Welsh Suffragettes, Coronation Procession, 1911, £1.40
  £1.40, Leigh and New Released from Prison, 1908 from Votes For Women (2018) Leigh and New Released from Prison, 1908, £1.40
  £1.57, Sophia Duleep Singh sells the Suffragette from Votes For Women (2018) Sophia Duleep Singh sells the Suffragette, £1.57
  £1.57, Suffragette Prisoner's Pageant, 1911 from Votes For Women (2018) Suffragette Prisoner's Pageant, 1911, £1.57

 

Game of Thrones - January 23rd 2018

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Stamp 1st, Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones (2018) Sansa Stark, 1st
  1st, Jon Snow from Game of Thrones (2018) Jon Snow, 1st
  1st, Eddard Stark from Game of Thrones (2018) Eddard Stark, 1st
  1st, Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones (2018) Olenna Tyrell, 1st
  1st, Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones (2018) Tywin Lannister, 1st
  1st, Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones (2018) Tyrion Lannister, 1st
  1st, Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones (2018) Cersei Lannister, 1st
  1st, Arya Stark from Game of Thrones (2018) Arya Stark, 1st
  1st, Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones (2018) Jaime Lannister, 1st
  1st, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones (2018) Daenerys Targaryen, 1st
  1st, The Night King and White Walkers from Game of Thrones (2018) The Night King and White Walkers, 1st
  1st, Giants from Game of Thrones (2018) Giants, 1st
  1st, Direwolves from Game of Thrones (2018) Direwolves, 1st
  1st, Dragons from Game of Thrones (2018) Dragons, 1st
  1st, The Iron Throne from Game of Thrones (2018) The Iron Throne, 1st