Postage Stamps 2019

Star Wars (The Rise of Skywalker) - 26th November 2019

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Stamp 1st, Count Dooku from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Count Dooku, 1st
1st, Lando Calrissian from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Lando Calrissian, 1st
1st, Sith Trooper from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sith Trooper, 1st
1st, Jannah from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jannah, 1st
1st, Grand Moff Tarkin from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Grand Moff Tarkin, 1st
1st, Darth Maul from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Darth Maul, 1st
1st, Zorii Bliss from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Zorii Bliss, 1st
1st, Wicket Warrick from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Wicket Warrick, 1st
1st, Poe Dameron from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Poe Dameron, 1st
1st, Queen Amidala from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Queen Amidala, 1st
1st, Poes X-wing fighter from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Poes X-wing fighter, 1st
1st, Jedi starfighter from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jedi starfighter, 1st
1st, Slave 1 from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Slave 1, 1st
1st, TIE silencer from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) TIE silencer, 1st
1st, Podracers from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Podracers, 1st
1st, Speeder bikes from Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Speeder bikes, 1st
Miniature Sheet Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker - (2019) Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalke

Xmas 2019 - 5th November 2019

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Stamp 2nd, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, 2nd
1st, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, 1st
£1.35, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, £1.35
£1.55, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, £1.55
£1.60, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, £1.60
£2.30, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, £2.30
1st Large, Nativty from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativty, 1st Large
2nd Large, Nativity from Christmas 2019 (2019) Nativity, 2nd Large
Presentation Pack Christmas 2019 - (2019) Christmas 2019 Christmas 2019
Miniature Sheet Christmas 2019 - (2019) Christmas 2019 Christmas 2019

The Gruffalo - 10th October 2019

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Stamp 1st, The Gruffalo – Scrambled Snake! from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – Scrambled Snake!, 1st
1st, The Gruffalo – Gruffalo Crumble! from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – Gruffalo Crumble!, 1st
1st, The Gruffalo – All was quiet in the deep dark wood. from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – All was quiet in the deep dark wood., 1st
£1.60, The Gruffalo – A mouse took a stroll from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – A mouse took a stroll, £1.60
£1.60, The Gruffalo – Roasted Fox! from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – Roasted Fox!, £1.60
£1.60, The Gruffalo – Owl ice cream? from The Gruffalo (2019) The Gruffalo – Owl ice cream?, £1.60
1st, Owl from The Gruffalo (2019) Owl, 1st
1st, Mouse from The Gruffalo (2019) Mouse, 1st
£1.55, Snake from The Gruffalo (2019) Snake, £1.55
£1.55, Fox from The Gruffalo (2019) Fox, £1.55
Miniature Sheet The Gruffalo - (2019) The Gruffalo The Gruffalo

Royal Navy Ships - 19th September 2019

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Stamp 1st, Mary Rose from Royal Navy Ships (2019) Mary Rose, 1st
1st, HMS Queen Elizabeth from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS Queen Elizabeth, 1st
£1.35, HMS Victory from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS Victory, £1.35
£1.35, HMS Dreadnought from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS Dreadnought, £1.35
£1.55, HMS Warrior from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS Warrior, £1.55
£1.55, Sovereign of the Seas from Royal Navy Ships (2019) Sovereign of the Seas, £1.55
£1.60, HMS King George V from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS King George V, £1.60
£1.60, HMS Beagle from Royal Navy Ships (2019) HMS Beagle, £1.60
Presentation Pack Royal Navy Ships - (2019) Royal Navy Ships Royal Navy Ships, Pack 576

 

Elton John - 3rd September 2019

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Stamp 1st, Honky Château from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Honky Château, 1st
1st, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, 1st
1st, Caribou from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Caribou, 1st
1st,  Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy, 1st
£1.55, Sleeping with The Past from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Sleeping with The Past, £1.55
£1.55, The One from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) The One, £1.55
£1.55, Made in England from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Made in England, £1.55
£1.55, Songs from The West Coast from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Songs from The West Coast, £1.55
1st, Madison Square Garden, 2018 from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Madison Square Garden, 2018, 1st
£1.55, Hammersmith Odeon, 1973 from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Hammersmith Odeon, 1973, £1.55
£1.55, Buckingham Palace, 2012 from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Buckingham Palace, 2012, £1.55
1st, Dodger Stadium, 1975 from Music Giants - Elton John (2019) Dodger Stadium, 1975, 1st

Forests - 13th August 2019

Glen Affric Inverness-shire, Scotland: Forest and mountain meet to create the perfect Highland scene. First Class.

Westonbirt Gloucestershire, England: The autumn shades of The National Arboretum’s Acer Glade. First Class.

Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire, England: Morning light illuminates the celebrated setting of mythical tales. £1.55.

Coed y Brenin Gwynedd, Wales: This jewel in the crown of Snowdonia boasts spectacular scenic trails. £1.55.

Glenariff Forest County Antrim, Northern Ireland: The Waterfall Walk’s elevated boardwalks lead to dramatic views. £1.60.

Kielder Forest Northumberland, England: Wildlife thrives among the trees of the UK’s largest human-made forest. £1.60

Curious Custome - 9th July 2019

  • 2nd  -  Burning the Clocks - A Brighton folk festival featuring a lantern parade and a beach bonfire.
  • 2nd  -  Padstow ’Obby ’Oss - Two black hobby horses lead a May Day procession through the town.
  • 1st  -  World Gurning Championships - A highlight of Cumbria’s annual Egremont Crab Fair.
  • 1st  -  Up Helly Aa - A fire festival celebrating Shetland’s Viking heritage, held in Lerwick.
  • £1.55 -  Cheese Rolling - Hundreds of runners chase a Double Gloucester down a hill in Brockworth.
  • £1.55  -  Halloween - Europe’s biggest Halloween festival takes place over five days in Derry/Londonderry.
  • £1.60  -  Horn Dance - A unique celebration of ancient hunting rites, held in Staffordshire.
  • £1.60  -  Bog Snorkelling - Swimmers race through a water-filled trench in a peat bog in Powys.

D-Day - 6th June 2019

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Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with D-Day Special Stamps

Royal Mail are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy with D-Day Special Stamps this June.

The next of the Special Stamps Releases contained in Royal Mail’s Special Stamps Calendar for 2019 is a poignant tribute to the brave soldiers who gave their lives during the historic D-Day landings and comes in the form of D-Day Special Stamps.

The 6th of June 2019 will mark 75 years since D-Day, the largest combined naval, air and land operation to have been held in the history of warfare.

D-Day

On D-Day (6th June 1944), Allied Forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France.

Codenamed as ‘Operation Neptune’, the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy marked the start of a strenuous and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

As part of these efforts, Allied airborne forces were parachuted into drop zones across northern France, with the ground troops landing across five assault beaches – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.

By the end of this fateful day, the Allied forces had established a strong foothold along the coast and could begin their advance into France.

Six stamps have been issued as part of the historic and groundbreaking new issue of D-Day Special Stamps, with each further highlighting the significant impact that the events of D-Day had on the outcome of World War Two.

1st Class – British Soldiers are briefed before embarkation

D-Day British Soldiers Embarkation Stamp

Throughout 1943 and 1944, the planning and preparation for ‘Operation Overlord’ began to gather in quickening pace in both Britain and the United States.

By the middle of 1943, the U-boat threat to Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic was largely being countered by effective air patrols, new technological developments and the deciphering of Enigma codes created by German naval forces which enabled convoys to be routed.

However, the success of the invasion would hinge on timing.

Calm weather was noted as being essential to be able to conduct the assault and a low Spring tide was considered vital in order to expose as many of the German beach obstacles as possible.

1st Class – HMS Warspite shelling in support of beach landings

D-Day HMS Warspite Support of Beach Landings Stamp

HMS Warspite lays claim to being the first ship to open fire on the enemy during the events of D-Day.

First focusing it’s aim on a German gun battery that showed signs of being operational, HMS Warspite then fired a bombardment of shells upon the enemy forces occupying Normandy at 5:30am.

HMS Warspite continued to conduct fire missions throughout the day in efforts to support the Allied forces’ storm onto the beachfront, aiming its fire towards enemy infantry, groups of enemy vehicles, a command headquarters and gun emplacements set up on the Normandy coastline.

£1.35 – Paratroopers synchronising watches

D-Day Paratroopers Sychronising Watches Stamp

During the Final Embarkation, four ‘stick’ commanders of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, British 6th Airborne Division, huddled together to synchronize their wrist watches in anticipation for their advance into Normandy.

This striking image was taken in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle of No. 38 Group at around 11pm on the 5th June, in what were the final moments before taking off from an RAF base in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

The pathfinder unit pictured parachuted into Normandy ahead of the rest of the division in order to mark out the landing zones required.

Each of the officers in this photo were among the first Allied troops to land in France as part of the D-Day landings.

£1.35 – Soldiers wade ashore on Juno

Soldiers Wade Ashore at Juno Stamp

Landing at the Nan Red sector of Juno Beach, the 48 Commando belonging to the 4th Special Service Brigade, were given the objective of assaulting the strongpoint at Langrune-sur-Mer to then link up with the 41 Commando.

When approaching the shore however, two of the unit’s ships collided with underwater obstacles which caused them to sink.

It is known that many of the marines sadly drowned during this collision, as they were weighed down by the equipment they were carrying at the time.

Those of the unit which did make it ashore instantly faced intense small arms fire from enemy forces.

The combined effect of both these factors resulted in only half of 48 Commando surviving the initial assault and progressing inland.

£1.60 – An American light bomber provides air support

 American Bomber Air Support Stamp

While the landing craft carrying the Allied ground forces of ‘Operation Overlord’ headed towards the Normandy beaches on June 6th 1944, they were protected and supported by one of the largest aerial armada the world had ever seen.

This air support was provided by squadrons of Douglas A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighter bombers, that came in low over the beaches in order to bomb and strafe German positions and further gun emplacements on the shore.

Earlier on the morning of D-Day, a stream of glider-towing transport planes helped to deliver both American and British paratroopers on the drop zones surrounding the town of St-Mere- église.

These transports, along with the A-20 Havoc light, medium and fighter bomber planes, all belonged to Lt. Gen Lewis H. Brereton’s United States Ninth Air Force.

£1.60 – British troops take cover as they advance inland

British Troops Take Cover Stamp

The 2nd Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment served with the 8th Infantry Brigade which was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division throughout the entirety of World War Two.

During this time, the 3rd Division was commanded by Major-General Bernard Montgomery, who later went on to command the Anglo-Canadian 21st Army Group.

After their involvement in Dunkirk, the battalion and division spent several years on home defence whilst anticipating a German invasion of England.

As the threat of invasion was lessened in late 1942, they began training for offensive operations, before becoming part of Operation Overlord and the invasion of Normandy in July 1944.

Queen Victoria Bicentenary - 24th May 2019

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Stamp 1st, Portrait of Queen Victoria from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Portrait of Queen Victoria, 1st
1st, Victoria and Prime Minister Benjamin Disreali from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Victoria and Prime Minister Benjamin Disreali, 1st
£1.35, Queen Victoria and John Brown from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Queen Victoria and John Brown, £1.35
£1.35, Victoria wearing Robes of State from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Victoria wearing Robes of State, £1.35
£1.60, Marriage of Queen Victoria and Albert from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Marriage of Queen Victoria and Albert, £1.60
£1.60, Queen Victoria as a young girl from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Queen Victoria as a young girl, £1.60
1st, Model Lodge, Kennington from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Model Lodge, Kennington, 1st
1st, Balmoral Castle, Scotland from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Balmoral Castle, Scotland, 1st
£1.55, The New Crystal Palace, Sydenham from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) The New Crystal Palace, Sydenham, £1.55
£1.55, Royal Albert Hall, London from Queen Victoria Bicentenary (2019) Royal Albert Hall, London, £1.55
Postmark Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Presentation Pack Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary, Pack 571
Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Prestige Stamp Book Cover Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Miniature Sheet Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) The Legacy of Prince Albert The Legacy of Prince Albert
First Day Cover Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary
Prestige Stamp Book Queen Victoria Bicentenary - (2019) Queen Victoria Bicentenary Queen Victoria Bicentenary

British Engineering - 2nd May 2019

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Stamp 1st, Raspberry Pi from British Engineering (2019) Raspberry Pi, 1st
1st, Falkirk Wheel from British Engineering (2019) Falkirk Wheel, 1st
£1.55, Catalytic Converter from British Engineering (2019) Catalytic Converter, £1.55
£1.55, Crossrail from British Engineering (2019) Crossrail, £1.55
£1.55, MRI Scanner from British Engineering (2019) MRI Scanner, £1.55
£1.60, Bone-graft from British Engineering (2019) Bone-graft, £1.60
1st, Harrier GR3: Short Take-off from British Engineering (2019) Harrier GR3: Short Take-off, 1st
1st, Harrier GR3: Conventional Flight from British Engineering (2019) Harrier GR3: Conventional Flight, 1st
£1.55, Harrier GR3: Transition to Landing from British Engineering (2019) Harrier GR3: Transition to Landing, £1.55
£1.55, Harrier GR3: Vertical Landing from British Engineering (2019) Harrier GR3: Vertical Landing, £1.55
Miniature Sheet British Engineering - (2019) British Engineering British Engineering

Birds of Prey - 4th April 2019

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Stamp 1st, White-tailed Eagle from Birds of Prey (2019) White-tailed Eagle, 1st
1st, Merlin from Birds of Prey (2019) Merlin, 1st
1st, Hobby from Birds of Prey (2019) Hobby, 1st
1st, Buzzard from Birds of Prey (2019) Buzzard, 1st
1st, Golden Eagle from Birds of Prey (2019) Golden Eagle, 1st
1st, Kestrel from Birds of Prey (2019) Kestrel, 1st
1st, Goshawk from Birds of Prey (2019) Goshawk, 1st
1st, Sparrowhawk from Birds of Prey (2019) Sparrowhawk, 1st
1st, Red-Kite from Birds of Prey (2019) Red-Kite, 1st
1st, Peregrine Falcon from Birds of Prey (2019) Peregrine Falcon, 1st
Postmark Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
Presentation Pack Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey, Pack 569
First Day Cover Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
Presentation Pack Inner Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
Se Tenant Stamps Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey - (2019) Birds of Prey Birds of Prey

Marvel - 14th March 2019

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Stamp 1st, Spider-Man from Marvel (2019) Spider-Man, 1st
1st, Captain Marvel from Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel, 1st
1st, Hulk from Marvel (2019) Hulk, 1st
1st, Doctor Strange from Marvel (2019) Doctor Strange, 1st
1st, Captain Britain from Marvel (2019) Captain Britain, 1st
1st, Peggy Carter from Marvel (2019) Peggy Carter, 1st
1st, Iron Man from Marvel (2019) Iron Man, 1st
1st, Union Jack from Marvel (2019) Union Jack, 1st
1st, Black Panther from Marvel (2019) Black Panther, 1st
1st, Thor from Marvel (2019) Thor, 1st
£1.45, Panel 1 - Captain Britain from Marvel (2019) Panel 1 - Captain Britain, £1.45
1st, Panel 2 - Thanos from Marvel (2019) Panel 2 - Thanos, 1st
1st, Panel 3 - Thor, Doctor Strange and Iron Man from Marvel (2019) Panel 3 - Thor, Doctor Strange and Iron Man, 1st
1st, Panel 4 - Hulk and Iron Man from Marvel (2019) Panel 4 - Hulk and Iron Man, 1st
£1.25, Panel 5 - Together from Marvel (2019) Panel 5 - Together, £1.25
Postmark Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Miniature Sheet Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Generic Sheet Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Prestige Stamp Book Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Presentation Pack Inner Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Se Tenant Stamps Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel
Marvel - (2019) Marvel Marvel

Leonardo da Vinci - 13th February 2019

Stamp 1st, The skull sectioned from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The skull sectioned, 1st
1st, A sprig of guelder-rose from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) A sprig of guelder-rose, 1st
1st, Studies of cats from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) Studies of cats, 1st
1st, A Star-of-Bethlehem and other plants from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) A Star-of-Bethlehem and other plants, 1st
1st, The anantomy of the shoulder and foot from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The anantomy of the shoulder and foot, 1st
1st, The head of Leda from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The head of Leda, 1st
1st, The head of a bearded man from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The head of a bearded man, 1st
1st, The skeleton from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The skeleton, 1st
1st, The head of St. Philip from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The head of St. Philip, 1st
1st, A woman in a landscape from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) A woman in a landscape, 1st
1st, A design for an equestrian monument from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) A design for an equestrian monument, 1st
1st, The fall of light on a face from Leonardo da Vinci (2019) The fall of light on a face, 1st
Prestige Stamp Book Leonardo da Vinci - (2019) Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci
Se Tenant Stamps Leonardo da Vinci - (2019) Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci - (2019) Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci

Classic Stamps - 15th January 2019

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Stamp 1st, Queen Victoria (1891) from Stamp Classics (2019) Queen Victoria (1891), 1st
1st, King Edward VII (1910) from Stamp Classics (2019) King Edward VII (1910), 1st
1st, King George V (1913) from Stamp Classics (2019) King George V (1913), 1st
£1.55, King Edward VIII (1936) from Stamp Classics (2019) King Edward VIII (1936), £1.55
£1.55, King George VI Penny Black Centenary (1940) from Stamp Classics (2019) King George VI Penny Black Centenary (1940), £1.55
£1.55, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation (1953) from Stamp Classics (2019) Queen Elizabeth II Coronation (1953), £1.55
Miniature Sheet Stamp Classics - (2019) Stamp Classics Stamp Classics