All you need to know about the new Prince Philip memorial stamps

Just a few days ago Royal Mail announced four stamps dedicated to Prince Philip, honouring his life and 70 years of service to the nation.

The black and white images featured on these new stamps tell a story of the Prince’s life, beautifully capturing him at different stages throughout, including visiting the Royal Windsor Horse Show and attending the passing out parade of Prince Andrew.

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The UK 2021 Royal Mail Prince Philip In Memoriam Stamps

The stamps won’t be released until next month, but when they are a limited number will be postmarked with the first day of issue, and many collectors will be eager to add these important commemoratives to their collection.

But this isn’t the first time that stamps were issued to mark significant moments in Prince Philip’s life. In 1972 a set of stamps featuring both the Queen and Prince Philip were issued to mark their Silver Wedding anniversary. Designed by Jeffery Matthews, they are still in popular demand with collectors today as it was the first time the Prince and the Queen featured on a stamp together.

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The 1972 Royal Silver Wedding Anniversary Stamps

Of course, these stamps aren’t the only memorial commemorative issued to mark the long life and achievements of His Royal Highness. In 2017, a special UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated commemorative coin was issued by The Royal Mint to mark Prince Philip’s retirement from public duty. It features a portrait of the young Prince by Humphrey Paget, and due to collector demand it’s now unavailable at The Royal Mint.

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The UK 2017 Prince Philip £5 Coin

Collectors have also been sourcing historic coins to pay tribute to Prince Philip – specifically coins from 1921, the year in which His Royal Highness was born, which have increasingly been incredibly difficult to find. At over 100 years old, with precious metal content, and having been issued in a significant year, they have always been popular with collectors.

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A selection of coins from 1921 – the year Prince Philip was born

In the coming months, many more commemoratives are sure to be released to mark the life and achievements of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip. His Royal Navy career and contributions to charity, and his pioneering of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme made him one of the most accomplished and dedicated senior Royals in history. We will remember him for many things, and these new stamp releases are sure to play a part in that.


If you’re interested:

Prince Philip Memorial Historic Coin and Stamp Collection: JUST 250 AUTHORISED.

You can pre-order the brand new Prince Philip stamps, postmarked on the first day of issue, the 2017 sold out £5 coin, and a collection of historic coins issued in the year of the Prince’s birth – but only 250 will ever be issued. Click here to find out more.

The game is afoot – BRAND NEW Royal Mail Sherlock stamps announced

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.

First Ever Royal Mail Queen Stamps Announced

Royal Mail have just announced the release of BRAND NEW Queen Stamps to commemorate 50 years since the iconic band was first formed in 1970.

The stamps will be officially released on 9th July 2020 – but are available to pre-order now, professionally mounted and framed, ready to display.

The stamps feature the most iconic album covers of the band, as well as stamps depicting each of the band members at live performances, from 1975 to their final live performance with Freddie Mercury in 1986.

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Importantly, only one stamp before now has ever featured Freddie Mercury alone – this is the first time Queen as a whole has ever featured on UK stamps – and as such these are guaranteed to prove a hit with collectors!

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


The Framed Edition

The Framed Edition of the NEW Queen 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 eight new album stamps, as well as ten EXCLUSIVE Philatelic Labels featuring different images of the band.

Click here to pre-order your Framed Edition now >>>

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 stamp released for Queen and its members, from the complete set of thirteen NEW Queen Stamps, to the extremely sought-after 1999 Freddie Mercury 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.

Click here to pre-order your Definitive Edition now >>>

The Ultimate Edition

What makes the Ultimate Edition ‘ultimate’ is the fact that it 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 of Queen, the Ultimate Edition is strictly limited to JUST 995 sets worldwide…

Click here to pre-order your Ultimate Edition now >>>

The Vinyl Edition

The Vinyl Edition is the defining tribute to Queen; featuring the official Royal Mail A Night at the Opera stamp alongside a pristine, unplayed vinyl edition of the actual album.

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Paired together, the stamp and classic vinyl album make a genuinely superb wall display.  They give that iconic cover artwork the place it deserves – displayed like the piece of art it is – not hidden away on a record shelf. 

JUST 250 will ever be issued, so you will need act now to secure yours and take advantage of our no-interest monthly instalments.

Click here to pre-order your Vinyl Edition now >>>


With such low edition limits across the range, you’ll need to be quick to secure your framed Queen stamps.

Click here to shop the full range and pre-order yours today.