Postage Stamps 2020

Star Trek - November 13th 2020

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Stamp 1st, James T Kirk from Star Trek (2020) James T Kirk, 1st
1st, Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek (2020) Jean-Luc Picard, 1st
1st, Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek (2020) Benjamin Sisko, 1st
1st, Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek (2020) Kathryn Janeway, 1st
1st, Jonathan Archer from Star Trek (2020) Jonathan Archer, 1st
1st, Gabriel Lorca from Star Trek (2020) Gabriel Lorca, 1st
1st, Spock from Star Trek (2020) Spock, 1st
1st, Deanna Troi from Star Trek (2020) Deanna Troi, 1st
1st, Julian Bashir from Star Trek (2020) Julian Bashir, 1st
1st, Malcom Reid from Star Trek (2020) Malcom Reid, 1st
1st, Michael Burnam from Star Trek (2020) Michael Burnam, 1st
1st, Ash Tyler/Voq from Star Trek (2020) Ash Tyler/Voq, 1st
1st, Montgomery Scott from Star Trek (2020) Montgomery Scott, 1st
1st, Shinzon from Star Trek (2020) Shinzon, 1st
1st, Tolian Soran from Star Trek (2020) Tolian Soran, 1st
1st, Klingon Chancellor Gorkon from Star Trek (2020) Klingon Chancellor Gorkon, 1st
1st, Carol Marcus from Star Trek (2020) Carol Marcus, 1st
1st, Krall from Star Trek (2020) Krall, 1st
Presentation Pack Star Trek - (2020) Star Trek Star Trek, Pack 594
Star Trek - (2020) Star Trek Star Trek
Prestige Stamp Book Cover Star Trek - (2020) Star Trek Star Trek
Miniature Sheet Star Trek - (2020) Star Trek Star Trek

XMAS 2020 - 3rd November 2020

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Stained-glass celebrations of the uplifting Nativity story appear on eight Christmas 2020 stamps featuring scenes of the new-born infant Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

The images showcase the detail and craftsmanship of this highly specialised decorative art.

The set includes six standard portrait and two large landscape Special Stamps.

Second Class (and Second Class Large) St Andrew’s Church, East Lexham, Norfolk.

First Class (and First Class Large) St Andrew’s Church, Coln Rogers, Gloucestershire.

£1.45 Church of St James, Hollowell, Northamptonshire.

£1.70 All Saints’ Church, Otley, West Yorkshire.

£2.50 St Columba’s Church, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire.

£2.55 Christ Church, Coalville, Leicestershire.

Brilliant Bugs - 1st October 2020

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Stamp 1st, Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum), 1st
1st, Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui), 1st
£1.45, Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Longhorn Beetle (Rutpela maculata), £1.45
£1.45, Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Elephant Hawk-Moth (Deilephila elpenor), £1.45
£1.70, Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus), £1.70
£1.70, Ruby-Tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita agg.) from Brilliant Bugs (2020) Ruby-Tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignita agg.), £1.70
Presentation Pack Brilliant Bugs - (2020) Brilliant Bugs Brilliant Bugs, Pack 592

 

The set includes three vertical se-tenant pairs of Special Stamps.

Two First Class, two £1.45 and two £1.70 stamps.

First Class Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum)

This relatively widespread bumblebee feeds on flowers such as the large blue pea.

First Class Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui)

Thistles are a common source of nectar for these migratory butterflies in Britain.

£1.45 Longhorn beetle (Rutpela maculata)

This wasp-mimicking beetle is a common visitor of hawthorn flowers in summer.

£1.45 Elephant hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor)

Honeysuckle is a favoured source of nectar for this striking species.

£1.70 Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)

An important pollinator of crops like oilseed rape, it is also often seen in gardens.

£1.70 Ruby-tailed wasp (Chrysis ignita agg.)

The adult ruby-tailed wasp feeds on nectar from flowers such as angelica.

Rupert Bear - 3rd September 2020

Celebrating 100 years of Rupert Bear tales.

Stamp 2nd, Ruperts Rainy Adventure from Rupert Bear (2020) Ruperts Rainy Adventure, 2nd
2nd, Ruperts Rainy Adventure from Rupert Bear (2020) Ruperts Rainy Adventure, 2nd
1st, Rupert and the Mares Nest from Rupert Bear (2020) Rupert and the Mares Nest, 1st
1st, Rupert and the Mares Nest from Rupert Bear (2020) Rupert and the Mares Nest, 1st
£1.45, Rupert and the Lost Cuckoo from Rupert Bear (2020) Rupert and the Lost Cuckoo, £1.45
£1.45, Rupert and the Lost Cuckoo from Rupert Bear (2020) Rupert and the Lost Cuckoo, £1.45
£1.70, Ruperts Christmas Tree from Rupert Bear (2020) Ruperts Christmas Tree, £1.70
£1.70, Ruperts Christmas Tree from Rupert Bear (2020) Ruperts Christmas Tree, £1.70
Presentation Pack Rupert Bear - (2020) Rupert Bear Rupert Bear, Pack 591

Sherlock - 18th August 2020

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A collection of Sherlock Special Stamps featuring key characters from six of the most popular programmes across the hit TV series.

Hidden details relating to the episode are revealed in overlayed text and symbols when UV light* is shone over the stamps.

Use UV light* to reveal each stamp’s secret features.

Stamp 1st, The Reichenbach Fall from Sherlock (2020) The Reichenbach Fall, 1st
1st, A Study in Pink from Sherlock (2020) A Study in Pink, 1st
£1.42, The Great Game from Sherlock (2020) The Great Game, £1.42
£1.42, The Empty Hearse from Sherlock (2020) The Empty Hearse, £1.42
£1.68, A Scandal in Belgravia from Sherlock (2020) A Scandal in Belgravia, £1.68
£1.68, The Final Problem from Sherlock (2020) The Final Problem, £1.68
1st, The Adventure of the Speckled Band from Sherlock (2020) The Adventure of the Speckled Band, 1st
1st, The Red-Headed League from Sherlock (2020) The Red-Headed League, 1st
£1.68, The Adventure of the Second Stain from Sherlock (2020) The Adventure of the Second Stain, £1.68
£1.68, The Adventure of the Dancing Men from Sherlock (2020) The Adventure of the Dancing Men, £1.68
Presentation Pack Sherlock - (2020) Sherlock Sherlock , Pack 590
Sherlock - (2020) Sherlock Sherlock
Miniature Sheet Sherlock - (2020) Sherlock Sherlock

Palaceof Westminster - 30th July 2020

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Stamp 1st, View from Old Palace Yard from The Palace of Westminster (2020) View from Old Palace Yard, 1st
1st, River Thames view from The Palace of Westminster (2020) River Thames view, 1st
1st, Elizabeth Tower from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Elizabeth Tower, 1st
£1.68, Commons Chamber from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Commons Chamber, £1.68
£1.68, Central Lobby from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Central Lobby, £1.68
£1.68, Lords Chamber from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Lords Chamber, £1.68
1st, Norman Porch from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Norman Porch, 1st
1st, Chapel of St Mary Undercroft from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, 1st
£1.63, St Stephens Hall from The Palace of Westminster (2020) St Stephens Hall, £1.63
£1.63, Royal Gallery from The Palace of Westminster (2020) Royal Gallery, £1.63
Presentation Pack The Palace of Westminster - (2020) The Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster, Pack 589
The Palace of Westminster - (2020) The Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster
Miniature Sheet The Palace of Westminster - (2020) The Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster
First Day Cover The Palace of Westminster - (2020) The Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster - (2020) The Palace of Westminster The Palace of Westminster

Queen - 9th July 2020

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1st, Queen II, 1974 from Queen (2020) Queen II, 1974, 1st

• Procession
• Father To Son
• White Queen
• Someday One Day
• The Loser In The End
• Ogre Battle
• The Fairy Fellers Masterstroke
• Nevermore
• The March Of The Black Queen
• Funny How Love Is
• Seven Seas Of Rhye

1st, Sheer Heart Attack, 1974 from Queen (2020) Sheer Heart Attack, 1974, 1st

• Brighton Rock
• Killer Queen
• Tenement Funster
• Flick Of The Wrist
• Lily Of The Valley
• Now I'm Here
• In The Lap Of The Gods
• Stone Cold Crazy
• Dear Friends
• Misfire
• Bring Back That Leroy Brown
• She Makes Me (Stormtroopers In Stilettoes)
• In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited

1st, A Night at the Opera, 1975 from Queen (2020) A Night at the Opera, 1975, 1st

• Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To ...)
• Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
• I'm In Love With My Car
• You're My Best Friend
• '39
• Sweet Lady
• Seaside Rendezvous
• The Prophet's Song
• Love Of My Life
• Good Company
• Bohemian Rhapsody
• God Save the Queen

1st, News of the World, 1977 from Queen (2020) News of the World, 1977, 1st

• We Will Rock You
• We Are the Champions
• Sheer Heart Attack
• All Dead, All Dead
• Spread Your Wings
• Fight From The Inside
• Get Down, Make Love
• Sleeping on the Sidewalk
• Who Needs You
• It's Late
• My Melancholy Blues

£1.63, The Game, 1980 from Queen (2020) The Game, 1980, £1.63

• Play The Game
• Dragon Attack
• Another One Bites the Dust
• Need Your Loving Tonight
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Rock It (Prime Jive)
• Don't Try Suicide
• Sail Away Sweet Sister
• Coming Soon
• Save Me

£1.63, Greatest Hits, 1981 from Queen (2020) Greatest Hits, 1981, £1.63

• Bohemian Rhapsody
• Another One Bites the Dust
• Killer Queen
• Fat Bottomed Girls
• Bicycle race
• You’re My Best Friend
• Don’t Stop Me Now
• Save Me
• Crazy Little Thing Called Love
• Somebody to Love
• Now I’m Here
• Good Old fashioned Lover Boy
• Play the Game
• Flash
• Seven Seas of Rhye
• We Will Rock You
• We Are the Champions

£1.63, The Works, 1984 from Queen (2020) The Works, 1984, £1.63

• Radio Ga Ga
• Tear It Up
• It's A Hard Life
• Man On The Prowl
• Machines (Back To Humans)
• I Want To Break Free
• Keep Passing The Open Windows
• Hammer To Fall
• Is This The World We Created?
 

£1.63, Innuendo, 1991 from Queen (2020) Innuendo, 1991, £1.63

• Innuendo
• I'm Going Slightly Mad
• Headlong
• I Can't Live With You
• Don't Try So Hard
• Ride The Wild Wind
• All God's People
• These Are The Days Of Our Lives
• Delilah
• The Hitman
• Bijou
• The Show Must Go On 

1st, Queen, 1974 from Queen (2020) Queen, 1974, 1st
1st, Magic Tour, 1986 from Queen (2020) Magic Tour, 1986, 1st
1st, Hyde Park Concert, 1976 from Queen (2020) Hyde Park Concert, 1976, 1st
£1.63, A Night at the Opera Tour, 1975 from Queen (2020) A Night at the Opera Tour, 1975, £1.63
£1.63, Magic Tour, 1986 from Queen (2020) Magic Tour, 1986, £1.63
Miniature Sheet Queen - (2020) Queen Queen

Roman Britain - June 18th 2020

Stamp 2nd, Dover Lighthouse from Roman Britain (2020) Dover Lighthouse, 2nd
2nd, Bignor Mosaic from Roman Britain (2020) Bignor Mosaic, 2nd
1st, Ampitheatre, Caerleon from Roman Britain (2020) Ampitheatre, Caerleon, 1st
1st, Ribchester Helmet from Roman Britain (2020) Ribchester Helmet, 1st
£1.63, Bridgeness Distance Slab from Roman Britain (2020) Bridgeness Distance Slab, £1.63
£1.63, Warrior God from Roman Britain (2020) Warrior God, £1.63
£1.68, Gorgons Head from Roman Britain (2020) Gorgons Head, £1.68
£1.68, Hadrians Wall from Roman Britain (2020) Hadrians Wall, £1.68

Coronation Street - May 28th 2020

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Stamp 2nd, Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner from Coronation Street (2020) Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner, 2nd
2nd, Stan and Hilda Ogden from Coronation Street (2020) Stan and Hilda Ogden, 2nd
1st, Vera and Jack Duckworth from Coronation Street (2020) Vera and Jack Duckworth, 1st
1st, Deirdre and Ken Barlow from Coronation Street (2020) Deirdre and Ken Barlow, 1st
£1.42, Rita Sullivan and Norris Cole from Coronation Street (2020) Rita Sullivan and Norris Cole, £1.42
£1.42, Hayley and Roy Cropper from Coronation Street (2020) Hayley and Roy Cropper, £1.42
£1.63, Sunita and Dev Alahan from Coronation Street (2020) Sunita and Dev Alahan, £1.63
£1.63, Tracy Barlow and Steve McDonald from Coronation Street (2020) Tracy Barlow and Steve McDonald, £1.63
1st, Bet from Coronation Street (2020) Bet, 1st
1st, Raquel from Coronation Street (2020) Raquel, 1st
£1.42, Liz from Coronation Street (2020) Liz, £1.42
£1.42, Gemma from Coronation Street (2020) Gemma, £1.42
Miniature Sheet Coronation Street - (2020) Coronation Street Coronation Street

End of the Second World War - May 8th 2020

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Stamp 2nd, Servicemen welcomed home, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Servicemen welcomed home, 1945, 2nd
2nd, Nurses celebrate, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Nurses celebrate, 1945, 2nd
1st, Jubilant public, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Jubilant public, 1945, 1st
1st, Evacuees return home, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Evacuees return home, 1945, 1st
£1.42, Troops parade at end of war, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Troops parade at end of war, 1945, £1.42
£1.42, Demobilised servicemen, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Demobilised servicemen, 1945, £1.42
£1.63, Allied POWs liberated, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Allied POWs liberated, 1945, £1.63
£1.63, Navy personnel celebrate, 1945 from End of the Second World War (2020) Navy personnel celebrate, 1945, £1.63
Miniature Sheet End of the Second World War - (2020) End of the Second World War End of the Second World War

Romantic Poets - 7th April 2020

Celebrating 250 Years Of Wordsworth And British Romantic Poetry

James Bond - 17th March 2020

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Stamp 1st, Casino Royale (2006) from James Bond (2020) Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig, 1st
1st, GoldenEye (1995) from James Bond (2020) GoldenEye (1995), Pierce Brosnan, 1st
1st, The Living Daylights (1987) from James Bond (2020) The Living Daylights (1987), Timothy Dalton, 1st
£1.60, Live And Let Die (1973) from James Bond (2020) Live And Let Die (1973), Roger Moore, £1.60
£1.60, On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969) from James Bond (2020) On Her Majestys Secret Service (1969), George Lazenby, £1.60
£1.60, Goldfinger (1964) from James Bond (2020) Goldfinger (1964), Sean Connery, £1.60
£1.55, Lotus Esprit Submarine - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) from James Bond (2020) Lotus Esprit Submarine - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), £1.55
£1.55, Little Nellie - You Only Live Twice (1967) from James Bond (2020) Little Nellie - You Only Live Twice (1967), £1.55
1st, Bell-Textron Jet Pack - Thunderball (1965) from James Bond (2020) Bell-Textron Jet Pack - Thunderball (1965), 1st
1st, Aston Martin DB5 - Skyfall (2012) from James Bond (2020) Aston Martin DB5 - Skyfall (2012), 1st
Miniature Sheet James Bond - (2020) James Bond James Bond

 

Visions of the universe - 11th February 2020

Cat’s eye nebula – 2nd

Three thousand light-years away, the Cat's Eye Nebula, a dying star throws off shells of glowing gas.

 

Geysers on Encelades – 2nd

Saturn's moon Enceladus hides a water ocean beneath its icy crust, and it's one of the likeliest candidates to harbor life beyond our own planet. Over 100 geysers have been identified. Some of the water vapor falls back as "snow"; the rest escapes, and supplies most of the material making up Saturn's E ring. According to NASA scientists, the plumes are similar in composition to comets.

 

Pulsars – 1st

Pulsars are rotating neutron stars observed to have pulses of radiation at very regular intervals that typically range from milliseconds to seconds. Pulsars have very strong magnetic fields which funnel jets of particles out along the two magnetic poles. These accelerated particles produce very powerful beams of light

 

Black holes – 1st

A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it.

 

Jupiter’s auroras - £1.55

For the first time ever, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has spotted electrons being fired down into Jupiter’s atmosphere at up to 400,000 volts. That’s an enormous amount of energy that gives rise to the planet’s glowing auroras. These incredibly high voltages, however, are only spotted occasionally — and that’s raising questions about what exactly is behind some of the planet’s most vivid glows at the poles.

Gravitational lensing - £1.55

As the light emitted by distant galaxies passes by massive objects in the universe, the gravitational pull from these objects can distort or bend the light. This is called gravitational lensing.

Strong gravitational lensing can actually result in such strongly bent light that multiple images of the light-emitting galaxy are formed.

Weak gravitational lensing results in galaxies appearing distorted, stretched or magnified. Although difficult to measure for an individual galaxy, galaxies clustered close together will exhibit similar lensing patterns.

 

Comet 67P - £1.60

The European Space Agency made history when a space probe successfully landed on the surface of a comet 500 million km away from Earth.

It is a mission which has been decades in the planning.

Here are some top facts about the probe which was sent to the surface and the comet itself.

Philae lander

  • Travelled 6.4 billion km (four billion miles) to reach the comet
  • Journey took 10 years
  • Planning for the journey began 25 years ago

Comet 67P

  • Is more than four billion years old
  • Has a mass of 10 billion tonnes
  • Is hurtling through space at 18km/s (40,000mph)
  • Is shaped like a rubber duck

 

 

Cygnus A galaxy - £1.60

Cygnus A is a large galaxy that sits in the middle of a cluster of galaxies about 760 million light years from Earth. A supermassive black hole at the center of Cygnus A is rapidly growing as it pulls material swirling around it into its gravitational grasp. During this process, some of this material is redirected away from the black hole in the form of narrow beams, or jets. Such jets can significantly affect how the galaxy and its surroundings evolve.

Video games - 21st January 2020

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Elite | 1984 | BBC Micro and Acorn Electron Second Class

Dizzy | 1987 | ZX Spectrum £1.60

Populous | 1989 | Commodore Amiga £1.60

Lemmings | 1991 | Commodore Amiga First Class

Micro Machines | 1991 | Sega Mega Drive £1.55

Sensible Soccer | 1992 | Commodore Amiga First Class

Wipeout | 1995 | Sony Playstation £1.55

Worms | 1995 | Commodore Amiga Second Class