Tuesday 12 March 2013

Commemorative and Exhibition Stamp Sheets

Royal Mail have released images of some of their stamp sheet products for the first part of 2013.

16 April 2013
50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Yacht Britannia.  Price £14.95

Two special postmarks have been announced for HMY Britannia, ref 12843 Clydebank and Ref 12848 Leith both from Royal Mail Tallents House, Edinburgh

1 May 2013
Bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone, explorer.  Price £14.95

A special postmark has been prepared for this sheet.  Ref 12836 from the Midland Handstamp Centre in Birmingham.
Ref M12836 Livingstone Road, from Royal Mail Midland SHC, Birmingham.

Ref S12855 (Glasgow - map) and S12856 (Blantyre - portrait) from Royal Mail Tallents House.

10 May 2013
Exhibition sheet - Australia 2013 in Melbourne



  1. So yet more exciting events that would be better served by single stamps, rather than pretty pictures with old stamps attached at a premium price. Would not a set of stamps with appropriate pictures have been better? The Australian sheet is no use to send a letter to Australia - so is just aimed at those with money to burn! Better a single stamp valued at £1.28

  2. I could not agree more with the previous writer. Why not release single stamps - with appropriate values? We have countless stamps with Dr Who, yet no actual stamp for either Brittania or Livingstone. Perhaps one of the Coronation anniversary stamps could be a picture of Brittania?
    Michael Martin


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