Thursday, 11 July 2019

Next stamp issue: Forests, 13 August 2019

The next stamp issue depicts six of Britain's forests.  We have received the first supplies of the stamps today, so we might expect the FDCs to be shown on the usual websites quiet soon.

However, although the issue date is less than a month away, the embargo date has yet to be advised.  I expect now that the Curious Customs are out of the way the media office are trying to work out when to take their summer holidays and still be available for the publicity for the launch of these stamps.

Meanwhile here's the website for the Forestry Commission the government department responsible for many of the United Kingdom's forests.

More details about the stamps and other products when we are permitted to provide them.

According to the Commonwealth Stamps Opinion blog, which also has the pictures,

The issue commemorates the Centenary of the Forestry Commission and is an attractive and colourful issue with various regions of The United Kingdom being pleasingly represented on the stamps. The featured forests are:- The National Arboretum at Westonbirt in the Cotswolds, Sherwood Forest in the East Midlands, Kielder Forest in the north of England, Glen Affric in Scotland, Coed y Brenin in Wales and Glenariff Forest in Northern Ireland.


  1. Any details on format & size Ian?

  2. Wouldn't be surprised to see an additional MS issue after that England Cricket World Cup victory

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    2. More than possible. I'm away now until after the York weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for news.


    3. Now confirmed by Royal Mail - to be combined with belatedly marking Women’s win in 2017!


  3. Didn't have much choice but to release a Women's miniature sheet, can you imagine the female furore if the men got one and they didn't.