Royal Mail: New Definitive Stamps and Postmark

Machin Definitive Stamps

royal mail machin stampsroyal mail postmarksThe stamps were designed by Jeffery Matthews MBE, FCSD, FRSA, from the bas-relief portrait by Arnold Machin OBE, RA, except for the Royal Mail Signed For stamps designed by Studio Dempsey. Stamp designs © Royal Mail Group Ltd 2013.

Size-20mm x 24mm,Perforation -15 x 14

Country Definitive Stamps

royal mail country definitive stampsThe England stamps were designed by Sedley Place: the English oak and the English Tudor Rose were sculpted by David Dathan with photography by Chris Ridley.royal mail country definitive stamps fdc

The Northern Ireland stamps were designed by Rodney Miller Associates: the linen slip case is courtesy of the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum with photography by David Pauley; Parian china is courtesy of the Ulster Museum, Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland with photography by Tiff Hunter.

The Scotland stamps were designed by Tayburn: the thistle was sculpted by Tim Chalk and the tartan was supplied by Kinloch Anderson with photography by Julyan Rawlings.

The Wales stamps were designed by Tutssels Enterprise IG: the daffodil was created in Welsh slate by Ieuan Rees and The Prince of Wales Feathers were crafted from Welsh gold and silver by Rhiannon Evans./Dyluniwyd stampiau Cymru gan Tutssels Enterprise IG: crëwyd y genhinen Bedr o lechen Gymreig gan Ieuan Rees a saernïwyd Plu Tywysog Cymru o arian ac aur Cymreig gan Rhiannon Evans.

Postmark on  500th Anniversary of Hampton Court Palace

royal mail postmarkRoyal Mail is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace with a special postmark.The postmark will printed on millions on items of mail delivered nationwide for six days from Monday 30 March.The postmark includes an image of the palace alongside ‘500th anniversary Hampton Court Palace’.Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace.

 2015 marks 500 years since Cardinal Wolsey – Henry VIII’s trusted adviser – commissioned builders to lay the foundations of Hampton Court Palace. The palace will celebrate this historic occasion over the Easter weekend with a spectacular anniversary party.Royal Mail’s postmark will appear on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide for six days from Monday 30 March. It will feature an image of the palace alongside ‘500th anniversary Hampton Court Palace’.Andrew Hammond, from Royal Mail, said: “We’re delighted to be recognising the anniversary of Hampton Court Palace. As we move towards our own 500th anniversary next year, it is great to be able to celebrate other organisations that have a strong heritage in the UK.”

 Paul Gray, Palace Director, Hampton Court Palace, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have a dedicated postmark to mark the palace’s 500th anniversary, just in time for our celebrations, which begin this Easter weekend with our 500th birthday party.  We’re really grateful to the Royal Mail for helping us to spread the birthday cheer.”

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