List of British postage stamps

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This is a list of postage stamps issued by the post office of United Kingdom, normally referred to, in philatelic usage as Great Britain, even though standard British stamps are valid alongside their regional counterparts throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1922 when the independent Irish state was formed.[ citation needed ] This list should be consistent with printed publications, [1] [2] and cite sources of any deviation (e.g., magazine issue listing newly found variations).

Contents

Queen Victoria

Line engraved

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Embossed

Surface printed

King Edward VII

King George V

King Edward VIII

King George VI

Queen Elizabeth II (pre-decimalisation)

1952-4

1953

1955

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

Note: Issues between 1962 and 1966 inclusive are available in two varieties – with, and without, phosphor bands (which fluoresce in ultra-violet light). These were introduced to help sorting machines distinguish between first and second class letters automatically and the early examples with phosphor bands (up to the 1965 Salvation Army issue) are worth several times those without.

1963

1964

Note: First commemorative set to feature in an illustrated Presentation Pack, including mint stamps, with descriptive notes and protective covering. Also first set for which there was an official Post Office issue illustrated First Day Cover envelope and first set to commemorate a person from history.

1965

1966

1967

Also this year, in two issues, the first Machin definitives (4d, 1s, and 1/9 in the first issue); the remaining values were issued later in 1967 (3d, 9d, and 1/6) and on two dates in 1968.

1968

1969

1970

Queen Elizabeth II (Decimal currency)

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

See also

Notes

  1. Stanley Gibbons Simplified Catalogue of Stamps of the World 2009
  2. Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2009
  3. King George VI stamps main page (archived)
  4. Pearl, Diana (17 May 2018). "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Two Commemorative Stamps in Honor of Their Wedding". People. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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