Collectibles Special Stamps Calendar - British Engineering

Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Sam Rose


Special Stamps Calendar for 2019

Royal Mail have now released details behind their annual Special Stamps programme which forms the Special Stamps Calendar for 2019.

Now running for more than 50 years, the Royal Mail’s Special Stamps programme is dedicated to celebrating and commemorating important British events, milestones and culture. This year, each Special Stamps issue will showcase ‘The Best of British’ across a variety of different subjects and topics.

Remember that every Special Stamps issue will be available from the Post Office Shop once they have been released, so make sure you don’t miss out any monthly issues by regularly checking our Themed Stamps category on the Post Office Shop website.

Special Stamps Calendar for 2019

January – Stamp Classics

Stamp Classics Minisheet Image

Dedicated to the stamps significant during the six reigns of six of British monarchs, Stamps Classics celebrates the 150th anniversary since the founding of the Royal Philatelic Society. Each design has been crafted chronologically, beginning with the reign of Queen Victoria and concluding with Elizabeth II, who also officially opened the Postal Museum during her reign in 1969.

Read more about this fascinating issue in our recent blog article here.

February – Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo The fall of light on a face stampLeonardo Head of a bearded man stampLeonardo Studies of cats stampLeonardo Head of Leda stamp

To put it simply, Leonardo da Vinci is a world subject. His drawings are universally recognised as among the most technically accomplished of any artist. The full collection of around 600 of his drawings at Windsor Castle is among the most important in the world and has been pre-eminent in the study of Leonardo for centuries.

In fact, one of the greatest collections of his work is owned by Her Majesty the Queen within the Royal Collection Trust, housed in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Some of his finest works housed within the Royal Collection have now been reproduced in an elegant issue of twelve Special Stamps.

Take a look at this thrilling new issue in our most recent blog article here

March – Marvel

Project Stanley Captain BritainProject Stanley Captain MarvelProject Stanley Iron ManProject Stanley Spider-man

Well this was certainly a surprise for many!

In what has gone on to become a global phenomenon and gigantic film/multimedia franchise, Marvel are now taking their boldest leap yet – into the world of stamps courtesy of Marvel Special Stamps from the Royal Mail!

Thrilling generations of fans since introducing its first comic strips in 1961, Marvel Comics has seen many talented and legendary creators weave the dramatic tales of some of Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains into the ever-expanding Marvel Multiverse including the likes of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and the UK’s very own Alan Davis.

Learn more about each hero featured in this issue with our dedicated blog article here

April – Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey Special Stamps Peregrine Falcon StampBirds of Prey Special Stamps White-tailed Eagle StampBirds of Prey Special Stamps Kestrel StampBirds of Prey Special Stamps Red Kite Stamp

Wildlife themes are certainly one that appear regularly on Royal Mail’s Special Stamps Calendar every year and 2019 is no exception with their Birds of Prey Special Stamps issue!

Each wonderous bird in the esteemed Birds Of Prey Special Stamps collection has been photographed by renowned British photographer, Tim Flach within the International Centre for Birds of Prey based at Boulsdon House, Newent in Gloucestershire, with each bird attributed with its own personal name.

Find out more about each fascinating species featured in this new Birds of Prey Special Stamps release in our latest article here.

May – British Engineering

Raspberry Pi British Engineering Special StampsCatalytic Converter British Engineering Special StampsFalkrik Wheel British Engineering Special StampsMRI Scanner British Engineering Special Stamps

Devoted to remarkable advances in British Engineering, the British Engineering Special Stamps issue helps to celebrate the projects and creations which showcase and demonstrate the extraordinary range of engineering disciplines that British engineers work in and highlights the projects themselves.

Some of the innovations that are celebrated have won the prestigious MacRobert Award bestowed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, known as the UK’s most prestigious and longest running award for engineering innovation.

Take a look in detail at each invention featured in this inspiring release in our latest blog article here.

May – Queen Victoria Bicentenary

We would be remised if we didn’t mention the second of May’s Special Stamps issues, that being the Bicentenary of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s birth. Known as the second longest reigning monarch throughout British history, this momentous release will chart Queen Victoria’s life in the form of period paintings, covering her early years of childhood all the way through her marriage to Prince Albert and historic reign.

June – D-Day

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, an event which is commemorated in the Special Stamps issue scheduled for June. A set of 11 Special Stamps using images from the day itself will be released as part of this thought-provoking issue and will serve as a timely tribute to all of those who participated in the history defining storm onto the warfront.

July – Curious Customs

August – Forests

September – Music Giants

September – Royal Navy Ships

October – TBC

November – TBC

November – Christmas

More Details to Be Confirmed

We will be adding more information on the remaining Special Stamps issues throughout the year as and when we receive it. Make sure to keep checking back here throughout the year for further details on this year’s exciting Special Stamps Calendar for 2019!

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