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Stamps Celebrate Elton John’s Miraculous Hair Journey

Elton John's hair is the star of a new series of stamps from the Royal Mail, which chart the star's progress from thinning 1970s dad aesthetic to full-head 2000s boyish fluffiness via the mysterious 1980s hat period. Read More >>

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Irish Stamps Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing on Ireland

The Irish postal service joined in with the excitement surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Americans leaving a few bags of poo on the moon as a proto-metaphor for the US of 2019, and released some commemorative stamps featuring Neil Armstrong and everyone's favourite trivia answer Michael Collins. Sadly, a misspelling of the Irish word for "moon" resulted in the stamps celebrating it being 50 years since the developed world first landed on the Irish. Read More >>

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Don’t Put the Crossrail Stamp on Anything Urgent

The Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps celebrating the best of British engineering over the last 50 years, including, what probably seemed like a good idea six months ago, one celebrating Crossrail. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

design
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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>