Happy Birthday to Her Majesty!

This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday. A remarkable milestone for the record breaking monarch and a moment that is crucial to our country’s history. Her reign alone has seen the transformation of the Commonwealth, our entry into and exit from the European Union, the invention of the internet, and 14 prime ministers! As the Queen’s 95th birthday approaches, not only has she become the first monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, but she is also the first to reach this milestone age.

Many historic commemoratives have been issued to mark these important moments, and these have become must-haves for collectors. With the Queen’s next milestone birthday approaching, the demand for these commemoratives is rising and they’re becoming harder to source, especially those more historic issues…

The Coronation Crown

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The UK 1953 Coronation Crown

The most famous historic commemorative in the collecting world has got to be the UK Coronation Crown. Issued in 1953, the year of the Queen’s coronation, this Crown coin represents the beginning of a long and prosperous reign for the Queen. It features a special effigy of the Queen on horseback, a fitting tribute to the young Queen’s love of horses. At almost 70 years old, this coin has become a staple for Royal and Historic collectors as it marks one of the most important years of the Queen’s life.

The 1953 Coronation Stamps

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The GB 1953 Coronation Stamps

Alongside the Coronation Crown, four commemorative one-year-only stamps were also issued with a special design specifically for the coronation. At 68 years old, these stamps are extremely hard to source in good condition. They are popular with collectors around the world, particularly the Yellow-Green 1/3 stamp, which shows the Queen in her Coronation gown and crown.

The Longest Reigning Monarch Issues

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The UK 2015 Silver Longest Reigning Monarch £20 Coin

In 2015, the Queen became the longest reigning monarch, as she passed Queen Victoria’s record, marking an important moment in history. The Royal Mint issued a remarkable £20 Silver Coin, which included five portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse creating a timeline effect of the Queen’s historic reign.

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The GB 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch Stamp Issues

Alongside this the Royal Mail also issued special one-year-only commemorative stamps to celebrate this important moment, including a special purple 1st class definitive stamp.

The Sapphire Jubilee Gold £5 Coin

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The UK 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Gold Proof £5 Coin

The Royal Mint has issued several remarkable commemoratives to celebrate the Queen’s life and service, but the 2017 Sapphire Jubilee Gold £5 coin stands out above the rest. Struck for the 65th year of the Queen’s reign, the design includes a quote from the Queen’s 21st Birthday Speech “My whole life, whether it be long or short, devoted to your service”, represents the Queen’s lifelong dedication to serving the country. Less than 650 of these coins were ever issued and it has become one of the most sought-after Gold £5 coins ever…

The Queen’s 95th Birthday £5 Coin

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The UK 2021 95th Birthday £5 Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated Finish.

Potentially the most important £5 ever issued is the UK 2021 95th Birthday £5. It holds multiple tributes to her Majesty’s long life, including the year of her birth – 1926. The coin also features the inscription “My Heart and My Devotion” in reference to the promise made in her first ever televised speech on Christmas Day in 1957.

As the Queen reaches her birthday this year, demand for this issue has already proven to be incredibly high with collectors. This coin is set to be a long lasting symbol of the Queen’s longevity, and one that collectors won’t want to miss out on.

So there’s our Top 5 commemoratives which celebrate the Queen’s legacy, which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!


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With the arrival of a new season of Star Trek: Discovery this month, and the brand new series Picard which launched earlier this year, there’s a lot for Star Trek fans to celebrate this year.

And now – in what you might say is the final frontier of stamp collecting – fans can get their hands on a brand new official Royal Mail stamp release comprising of some of the franchise’s most famous faces.

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The stamps are officially released on November 13th, 2020, but you can shop our full range here and pre-order yours whilst stocks last. There are strict edition limits across our product range, so be quick if you’d like to secure yours.

Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek franchise began 54 years ago and has amassed a huge, global fanbase. It is a cultural phenomenon that’s influence spans across many generations of devoted fans, creating a global community unlike any other.

Often praised for its impact on storytelling and its influence on modern-day technology, fans and scholars alike consider Star Trek to be highly progressive in its approach to social and political issues, offering the viewer a reflective view on historic and current affairs.

This culturally significant franchise has now been celebrated for the very first time on UK stamps.

“For more than 50 years Star Trek has enthralled and inspired generations of loyal fans with extraordinary adventures and an optimistic vision of humanity’s future.

We celebrate the Star Trek Universe with stylish new stamps of its iconic characters.”

Philip Parker, Royal Mail

There are several ways to own these new issue stamps, with each stamp presentation framed and ready to display, and will be officially postmarked by Royal Mail on the day of the stamps release.

Here’s your guide to each of the products available and how you can be one of the limited number of collectors to own one of these limited edition pieces…


The Star Trek Collectors Frame

The Star Trek Collectors Frame features Royal Mail’s Collector Sheet, and only 1,995 framed editions are available worldwide.

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These stamps bring together captains from six Star Trek TV series, including Captains Kirk, Picard, and Archer. Each of the stamps featured is accompanied by an Officially Licenced Philatelic Label featuring scenes from the corresponding series.

Your Collector Sheet is A4 in size and is set against a dramatic space scene – perfect for displaying in your home!

Click here to pre-order one of the 1,995 Star Trek Collectors Frames now >>>


The Star Trek Definitive Frame

Collect every Royal Mail Star Trek Stamp issue with The Star Trek Definitive Frame! This framed presentation features 12 Star Trek First Class Stamps , alongside the Movie Stamp Miniature Sheet.

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These 12 brand new stamps feature every captain, alongside other famous crew members from across the six principal TV series. Each character is set against a themed backdrop inspired by the series they are from.

As well as these new issue stamps, The Star Trek Definitive Frame also includes the Movie Stamp Miniature Sheet, which showcases British stars from the Star Trek movie series.

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Your frame is A4 in size and ready to display. But with only 995 available worldwide, you’ll have to be quick to snap this up for your collection.

Click here to pre-order one of the 995 Star Trek Definitive Frames now >>>


The Star Trek Ultimate Frame

While this is the first time Star Trek has featured on any UK stamp issue, it’s not the first time the franchise has been celebrated on commemorative stamps! To honour the 50th anniversary in 2016, a range of Star Trek stamps was issued in the United States.

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As of last year, the stamps are no longer available to buy from the US Postal Service, but you can find a selection of these stamps within The Star Trek Ultimate Frame.

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This really is the ultimate Star Trek stamp presentation, featuring every UK stamp issue alongside the no longer available US Star Trek Forever stamps.

Available in an A4 frame, there are only 295 of this very special stamp presentation available worldwide.

Click here to pre-order one of the 295 Star Trek Ultimate Frames now >>>


Remember, all framed editions of the Star Trek stamps are strictly limited. Shop the full range here to pre-order and secure yours ahead of their official release on November 13th.

Royal Mail have just announced the release of BRAND NEW Sherlock stamps, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular BBC TV Series.

The stamps will be officially released on 18th August 2020 and feature the most iconic and best-loved characters including Holmes, Watson, and Moriarty – whilst the exclusive ‘Mysteries of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’ Miniature Sheet features four of the author’s favourite Sherlock Holmes stories.

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The new stamps feature Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Lara Pulver, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington and Mark Gatiss.

Here’s your guide to the most collectable versions of the new Sherlock stamps…

The UK 50p Coin Cover

This UK 50p Coin Cover perfectly combines the complete set of BRAND NEW Sherlock Stamps and Miniature Sheet with The Royal Mint’s UK Sherlock Holmes™ 50p Coin.

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Significantly, JUST 1,000 Sherlock Holmes UK 50p Coin Covers are being released nationwide, making this one of the most limited ways to own these sought-after stamps and 50p coin.

The Framed Edition

The Framed Edition of the NEW Sherlock stamps features Royal Mail’s official Collector Sheet, and is one of just 2,995 that will ever be issued.

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The Framed Edition includes all six new characters stamps, as well as ten EXCLUSIVE Philatelic Labels featuring iconic scenes from the show.

The Definitive Edition

What sets the Definitive Edition apart from all other issues, are the stamps.  You see, this edition comprises EVERY official Royal Mail Sherlock stamp ever released, from the complete set of ten NEW Sherlock Stamps, to the extremely sought-after 1993 issue.

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The Definitive Edition is strictly limited to JUST 495 and will come professionally mounted and framed, ready to display in your home or office.

The Ultimate Edition

What makes the Ultimate Edition ‘ultimate’ is the fact that is comprises BOTH official Royal Mail First Day Covers alongside the stamps’ official release notes – and has been professionally mounted and framed, ready for you display in your home or office.

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A MUST-HAVE piece of memorabilia for any fan, the Ultimate Edition is strictly limited to JUST 495 sets worldwide…


If you’re interested…

You can own one of the special Sherlock Holmes Stamps Editions today, click here to view the full range.