Published on February 19th, 2020 | by Sam Rose

Special Stamps Calendar for 2020

Brand new details surrounding Royal Mail’s Special Stamps Calendar for 2020 have now been revealed, so take a look!

The start of a brand-new year brings with it an exciting new Special Stamps Calendar for 2020 and Royal Mail have not disappointed us with the announcement of each month’s thrilling special stamps issues!

Celebrating the greatest in British history, popular culture and landmark occasions, Royal Mail’s Special Stamps Calendar for 2020 is once again jam packed with a series of themed collections that are sure to capture the imagination of many!

In a change to previous years, we are delighted to reveal that Royal Mail have listed each month’s Special Stamps issue for the entirety of the year, meaning you’ll be able to plan ahead to make sure you get your hands on each Special Stamps collection as soon as they are put on general release!

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.

So without further ado, here is Royal Mail’s Special Stamps Calendar for 2020!

Special Stamps Programme for 2020

*Issue dates subject to change

January – Video Games

Video Games - Special Stamps Calendar for 2020

Issue Date:

21st January

In their very first Special Stamps issue of 2020, the Royal Mail have delved into the annals of gaming history to unveil some of Britain’s most loved and treasured video games with the Video Games Special Stamps issue.

Evoking a real sense of nostalgia and joy, this release contains eight exquisite designs to help mark the UK’s contribution to the gaming world during the 80’s, 90’s and up to the modern day.

Take a trip through gaming history in our recent blog article detailing this issue here


February – Visions of the Universe

Visions of the Universe - Special Stamps Calendar for 2020

Issue Date:

11th February

Royal Mail’s Special Stamps issues have taken an intergalactic turn this February with the exciting release of Visions of the Universe Special Stamps!

This year, the Royal Astronomical Society celebrates it’s 200th anniversary, an occasion which Royal Mail have marked with the issue of eight Special Stamps centered around some of the fascinating features that exist in space and beyond!

This issue is also supported by a special Coin Cover, serving to commemorate the wonderful mind and inspiring contributions to astronomy provided by Professor Stephen Hawking.

Go on a voyage of the universe and uncover more details about these out-of-this-world designs in our latest article here.


March – James Bond

Issue Date:

17th March


April – The Romantic Poets

Issue Date:

7th April


May – End of the Second World War

Issue Date:

8th May


May – Coronation Street

Issue Date:

28th May


June – Roman Britain

Issue Date:

18th June


July – Music Giants: Queen

Issue Date:

9th July


July – The Palace of Westminster

Issue Date:

30th July


August – Sherlock

Issue Date:

18th August


September – Rupert Bear

Issue Date:

3rd September


October – Brilliant Bugs

Issue Date:

1st October


November – Christmas 2020

Issue Date:

3rd November


November – Star Trek

Issue Date:

13th November

We will be adding more information on each Special Stamps issues throughout the year as and when we receive it, so make sure to keep checking back here throughout the year for further details on this year’s exciting Special Stamps programme throughout 2020!

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