Royal Mail has announced the programme of basic stamp issues for 2012 (edited to show dates):
10 January - Roald Dahl (author) - more children's books, or a tale of the unexpected ?
2 February - The House of Windsor (Kings and Queens 6) Set and MS
6 February - HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee definitive
23 February - Britons of Distinction
8 March - Classic Locomotives of Scotland MS
20 March - World of Comics (Dandy, Beano, Eagle, Bunty - or Max Miller ??)
10 April - A-Z of the UK, part 2 (14 stamps)
15 May - Design Classics, Fashion
31 May - HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee
19 June - Charles Dickens
16 July - Olympic and Paralympic Games (Welcome)
27 September - Olympic and Paralympic Games (Memories) [Stampex]
16 October - World of Dinosaurs
30 October - Space Science
8 November - Christmas 2012
Titles are provisional, and of course there will be the usual run of Smilers Sheets, Faststamps, retail booklets, prestige stamp books, and definitive variations to keep everybody busy.
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