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New Official King Charles III Stamps announced!
Royal Mail has just announced the design of the new Official King Charles III Stamp!
They will be available to purchase from 4th April and excitingly they will circulate alongside the current Queen Elizabeth II stamps.
This is the first time in 70 years that a new monarch has graced our stamps, and will be in huge demand by collectors all over the world.
Interestingly, this is also the same design that is used on King Charles III coins.
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Royal Mail stamps honour Queen Elizabeth II
To honour the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II, The Royal Mail has issued four commemorative stamps, featuring portraits of Her Late Majesty.
They feature beautiful black & white images of the Queen throughout her life, taken between 1952 and 1996.
The Queen Elizabeth II stamps are also the first to be approved by King Charles III, which is sure to increase collector demand.
The Westminster Collection have issued a limited set of these stamps, postmarked on their first day of issue – 10th November 2022.
New Royal Mail Stamps: Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Cover
Featured alongside the stamps is one of the most sought-after coins of recent years, the UK Platinum Jubilee £5 coin.
Just 2,022 of these covers are available to mark this important moment in history. And remember, the one-day-only postmark means no more can ever be produced.
Pay tribute to the incredible life of Queen Elizabeth II. Pre-order this special cover today for just £39.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>
Queen Elizabeth II Stamp & Coin Memorial Set
As well as the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Cover, The Westminster Collection has an extremely limited collection of coins from the 1953 Coronation year, issued alongside these brand new stamps.
This memorial collection includes a complete collection of eight coins, each one struck by The Royal Mint in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953.
At nearly 70 years old, these coins are difficult to find and incredibly sought-after on the secondary market.
JUST 495 issued
With brand new Royal Mail stamps, postmarked on their issue date, and alongside the 1953 circulating coinage, the edition limit of 495 isn’t likely to be enough.
Click here to secure your Queen Elizabeth II Stamp & Coin Memorial Set >>
Let us know in the comments below what you think of these brand new Queen Elizabeth II Royal Mail stamps.
Royal Mail launches a digital stamp that allows you to send videos and messages with your post!
Royal Mail has entered a ‘new digital era’ with the introduction of barcodes to ‘everyday’ definitive stamps.
Customers can now scan a barcode that sits beside the portrait of HM The Queen using the Royal Mail app. Currently, it shows you a video of Shaun the Sheep that Aardman have created especially for Royal Mail, but the capabilities of this feature are endless.
The barcodes will eventually provide information about services, further exclusive videos and even greetings for occasions such as birthdays. When sending mail, you will be able to choose what the recipient of the stamped item can see from these options.
But don’t worry, the barcode won’t stick out like a sore thumb on your letter, as it will remain the same colour as the rest of your stamp.
However, you’ll need to bear in mind that the barcode must not be removed. Like previous definitive stamps, a mail item may be liable to a surcharge if not all of the stamp is intact.
For those of us who still have non-barcoded or Christmas stamps, Royal Mail have created a ‘Swap Out’ scheme that will come into play from the 31st March 2022. Otherwise, they will be valid until January 2023.
This new feature hasn’t quite made it to Special Stamps yet, but it seems as though it will only be a matter of time before more of Royal Mail’s services will follow this digital step.
Are you excited for this new upgrade to our stamps? Let us know in the comments below!