try to be the web's number 1 resource for up-to-date news
about new stamps of Great Britain.
The 2023 stamp programme is again much of the
same as recent years with few real commemorations, some
thematic subjects, and some 'popular entertainment' issues
produced in a range of forms to enable Royal Mail's to garner
more money from fans of popular entertainment and reduce their
reliance on stamp collectors for cash. The only real
difference is the introduction of the head of King Charles III
on new special stamps in late March, and the new definitives,
the first of which will be issued in April.
This website - and eventually the business - was created over
twenty years ago in 1998 with the Lighthouses stamp issue. We
have recreated and updated those pages here.
The story of our first 20 years is on
the blog here.
As it is much quicker for us to write a blog entry
than to update a website, our very latest news will be on
our blog. The last 4 blog entries are summarised in
the column to the right.
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links. If you write, please use the SUBJECT line in your
mail to indicate which stamp issue you are writing about.
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If you need anything for your collection which isn't shown
here - please ask, we may have it. Our webshop
has stamps, fdcs, booklets, postal stationery, world postal
history, maximum cards, picture postcards, with integrated
shipping and payment facilities.
We also have a site
devoted to the stamps and postal history of the countries of
the Former Soviet Union in the 1990s. This is a
fascinating area of modern postal history and we hope to
find time away from GB new issues to develop this site to
show material from Ukraine, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia,
Armenia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania etc, as well as Belarus which
is already shown. You can see
1994 Postage Due/To Pay stamps
For my personal collection I am interested in buying
examples of the 1994 issue 'To Pay' stamps properly
cover or parcel piece.
The values issued are 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 25p, £1, £1.20
& £5, all in the same design.
next Norfolk & Norwich
Philatelic Society Stamp Fair dates
will be announced here. Meanwhile the 2023/24 meeting
programme & committee details are on the link
details will be here.
Fairs previously run by Arun Stamps at
Bowthorpe have been postponed indefinitely due to the Home
Office taking over the hotel for housing asylum seekers.
Information on external sites is the responsibility of the
respective site owners. We review links periodically to
ensure that they are still valid and apologise for any
'broken' links that there may be.
If you find any links which are broken or which are no
longer relevant, please email Broken
link and we will investigate and make corrections
where we can. Thank you.
Is this the most boring colour of such an unflattering
definitive since the King George V Downey head?
UPDATE 22 March 2023 -
Royal Mail's Machin Datamatrix
definitive stamps from PSBs have been added to Version 2.6.8
of our Machin
Security Checklist which has now been
uploaded. It can be downloaded here.
Charles III stamps will NOT be added to the list, nor do
we plan to produce a similar catalogue of them, at this
Much has changed in the last two years, we hope you have
followed on the blog. Our
online shop remains open, but other stock will be offered
through lists available through the blog.
Please do not send wants lists. If you need particular
stamps, first day covers, or anything else, please email with an
outline of what you are looking for.
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