Stamps

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Honour our dead soldiers on stamps | Letter
Letters: Madeleine Burbidge on the artist Steve McQueen’s campaign to get Royal Mail to commemorate soldiers killed in Iraq

08, Jan, 2023 @4:40 PM

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Iron Maiden win Royal Mail seal of approval with 12 stamps
Band may have been snubbed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but Royal Mail pays tribute to ‘bona fide rock legends’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ukraine issues Crimean Bridge strike stamp on Russia’s Unity Day
Postal service follows up April’s limited edition stamp celebrating attack on Russian flagship Moskva

Isobel Koshiw in Kyiv

04, Nov, 2022 @10:53 AM

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My stash of old stamps is beautiful. Why make them unnecessarily obsolete? | Dale Berning Sawa
Royal Mail has given us 100 days to use or exchange them, but we stand to lose a lot more than we gain, says freelance writer Dale Berning Sawa

Dale Berning Sawa

26, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Royal Mail warns there are only 100 days left to use stamps without barcodes
After 31 January, consumers with non-valid versions will have to send off a form to secure a swap

Joanna Partridge

24, Oct, 2022 @10:39 AM

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Alain de Cadenet obituary
Swashbuckling racing driver who went on to have a successful career as a television presenter

Richard Williams

05, Jul, 2022 @5:31 PM

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Cracking the code to sending a letter | Letters
Letters: Katharina Fritsch on Germany’s use of alphanumeric codes instead of stamps, and Jane Gregory on appreciating handwritten letters

Letters

04, Jul, 2022 @5:08 PM

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‘Eventually it will just be a barcode, won’t it?’ Why Britain’s new stamps are causing outrage and upset
Royal Mail’s stamps are finally entering the digital world, with printed codes that can be used to track letters or linked to videos. Collectors, traditionalists and royalists are not amused

Simon Usborne

04, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Royal Mail marks 50 years of UK Pride with colourful set of stamps
March in London on 1 July 1972 was first with the name ‘Gay Pride’, inspired by events in US

Jamie Grierson

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Freddie Mercury’s ‘priceless’ stamp collection to be celebrated
Postal Museum show celebrates the Queen singer’s youthful passion for philately

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @1:51 PM

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Australia’s 13 most interesting stamps – sorted
Postage stamps are underrated pop culture artefacts, and Australia has had some doozies – including a surfing Santa and a redback that failed to make it onto envelopes

Gerard McCulloch

08, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Grandfather of Goth’: fans campaign for US stamp honoring Edward Gorey
Gorey’s ‘sinister whimsy’ has influenced other oddball creatives including Lemony Snicket and Tim Burton

Alice Hutton

01, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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