The last time the Smilers® stamp range was updated was in 2010 but on 20th January 2015 Royal Mail is introducing eight new 1st Class Smilers® stamps including versions for sending to mums and dads. 2015
(January 20 2015)
Bees are our unacknowledged partners and ancient allies, vital in the pollination of food crops, keeping farms in business and in helping parks, gardens and the countryside to thrive. Yet bees are in decline in their numbers and their range. The plight of bees is in the press every week and this stamp issue is to educate as to the huge variety of British bees, their vital importance and to promote a protective feeling among customers and mail senders and receivers. 2015
(August 18 2015)
Scabious Bee (Andrena hattorfiana), 2nd
Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus), 1st
A Miniature Sheet of stamps issued on Wednesday, 9th September to commemorate the historic landmark of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest reigning UK monarch. Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days is exceeded by Her Majesty on that day.
The Miniature Sheet will comprise five stamps including a specially created purple coloured First Class Definitive (everyday stamp) which will replace the current red version for 12 months. 2015
(September 9 2015)
The UK is perhaps the best-connected island nation in the world, enjoying an unparalleled range of air links, as well as a tunnel to Continental Europe. Yet the British people also cherish sea travel – whether watching the White Cliffs of Dover retreating at the start of a great adventure, catching a first glimpse of the palaces of Venice or viewing a haunting Vietnamese seascape. An open deck also provides the best way to arrive in cities such as Hong Kong, New York and Sydney, whose iconic landmarks sharpen into focus as seafarers approach. 2015
(September 16 2015)
20 of the world’s best International Rugby Union Teams take part in a tournament that will be televised to an audience of billions throughout the world, running between 18th September, culminating with a final that will take place on 31st October. 2015
(September 18 2015)
During the winter months, the UK countryside can lose some of its natural colour, as leaves fall and trees become covered in snow. Yet among the seasonal changes linger some spectacular animals. 2015
(November 16 2015)
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