Captain Britain Blags Way onto Royal Mail’s Marvel Stamps

The Royal Mail is about to issue an entire set of stamps featuring the greatest Marvel characters of all time, including the likes of Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and, er Captain Britain? Read More >>

Royal Mail Makes Stamps of Itself for Christmas 2018

We haven't heard anything official from the government yet about if there's going to be a Christmas this year, but the cat would appear to have been let out of the bag by the Royal Mail – which has revealed a set of Christmas-themed stamps. So there's almost certainly going to be a Christmas in 2018, probably in its usual slot of around the last week of December, we'd imagine. Read More >>

Dad’s Army Stamps are Real and Not a Viral Brexit Joke

Looking fairly amateurish and as if they've been made as a Brexit joke for Twitter isn't helping these Dad's Army stamps convince people they're real, but they are. You may now order a stamp of a useless old part-time home guard member advising his colleagues not to panic or warning of impending doom. Read More >>

Kubrick’s 2001 Massively Honoured by Isle of Man Post Office

The independent postal administration operated on the Isle of Man has bestowed the highest honour it can on Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece 2001 – put it on some stamps. And it even got Keir Dullea to come and do a thumbs-up in front of them at the Cannes festival. Read More >>

Vulcan B2 Stamp May Well be the Most Exciting Stamp in the History of Stamps

We're going out on a limb here, but we think there's a pretty huge mid-section overlap on the Venn diagram that compares stamp enthusiasts and retro aeroplane enthusiasts, with this latest set from the Royal Mail stunning both groups by immortalising the favourite aeroplane of a generation -- the Vulcan B2. Read More >>

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Royal Mail’s Game of Thrones Stamp Collection Has Been Unveiled

Winter is coming for Royal Mail, who have finally unveiled the designs of their 15 Game of Thrones stamps which were announced earlier this month. Why send a letter with the face of the Queen of England on it when you can send one with the Queen of Westeros? Read More >>

Game of Thrones Wins Ultimate Put-On-Stamp Accolade

The fact that there are loads of British actors in it is Royal Mail's justification for putting a still running, mostly American TV series on its first batch of posh stamps for 2018, although we suspect the decision might have something to do with Game of Thrones' vast merchandise-happy legion of fans. Read More >>

Classic Ladybird Books are This Month’s Very Interesting New Stamps

The Ladybird books -- the proper old ones not the ironic/funny new ones -- are on the stamps of the UK now, as the Royal Mail's latest set immortalises some of the nation's favourite old illustrated books. Read More >>

The Spacehopper Immortalised in Stamps

A new set of UK stamps gives official legend status to some of our most famous toy creations, including the spacehopper, the Sindy doll, Action Man and the odd 1980s niche world of the Spirograph. Read More >>

New Stamps Celebrate Existence of Stamps

The Royal Mail has released some stamps to celebrate stamps themselves, putting images of stamps on stamps and possibly creating the sort of delivery paradox wormhole into which Yodel and Hermes packages routinely disappear. Read More >>

Royal Mail Posts a Set of Bowie Stamps to Space*

The Royal Mail has done a stunt. To celebrate the release of its set of lovely David Bowie stamps it sent a parcel of full sets into space -- or near space, or at least quite high above the clouds, I don't know I'm not Brian Cox -- and is challenging the people of the world to work out where they're going to land to win a set. Probably in a neighbour's shed, two days late. Read More >>

David Bowie Must’ve Been Good as They’re Doing Him in Stamps

The Royal Mail clearly takes a while to get things done, as it's just revealed a plan to launch a series of stamps featuring David Bowie -- the man who even innovated in death by kicking off 2016's celebrity apocalypse just over a year ago. Read More >>

These Limited Edition Shakespeare Stamps Celebrate the Bard’s Best Lines

The Royal Mail is marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by releasing 10 commemorative stamps marked with famous lines from some of his most celebrated plays, including Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. There's a 'doth' or two, a 'thine' and even a 'comforteth', making them significantly more flowery than the letters you plan to attach them to. Read More >>

North Korea Issues Stamps to Celebrate Satellite Launch, New Cold War

There’s no greater celebration of your country’s majesty than putting its achievements on a postage stamp. Throughout the Cold War, the United States and Soviet Union both loved to put their space accomplishments on stamps. But with our New Cold War™, it’s North Korea’s turn. Read More >>

These 1989 Stamps Showcased the Amazing Lies of Future Space Travel

Back in olden times, people used what were called “postage stamps” to send “letters” to “friends” and relatives. Back in olden times people also believed that the US space programme would expand exponentially, returning humans to the moon. These stamps from 1989 survive as an artefact of that vision. Read More >>