Royal Mail reveal plans for 2013 GB stamps

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12 October 2012
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imports_CCGB_londonundergroundstamps_78399.jpg London Underground stamps, January 2013
Royal Mail have revealed the preliminary stamp schedule for 2013. British stamps are set to honour subjects such as author Jane Austen, the London Underground, Classic TV and the Football League. ...

Royal Mail have revealed the preliminary stamp schedule for 2013.

British stamps are set to honour subjects such as:

  • author Jane Austen
  • the London Underground
  • Classic TV (rumoured to be an homage to the sci-fi series Dr Who)
  • Football League

    The full schedule, shown below, includes eleven special stamp issues, along with a number of Post and Go stamps, retail booklets and smilers sheets.

    3 January - Definitive 1st class & 1st class Large red
    England and Wales country definitives
    9 January - London Underground
    7 February - Year of the Snake generic smiler
    21 February - Jane Austen (Stampex issue)
    22 February - Post and Go stamps: Freshwater Life - Ponds
    26 March - Classic TV
    16 April - Great Britons 10 x 1st
    9 May - 150th anniversary of the Football League
    10 May - Generic Smilers – details awaited
    30 May - Her Majesty the Queen: Royal Portraits (60th anniversary of the Coronation)
    18 June - Classic Locomotives of Northern Ireland MS
    25 June - Post and Go stamps: Freshwater Life - Lakes
    11 July - Butterflies
    13 August - British Auto Legends
    19 September - Merchant Navy (Stampex issue)
    20 September - Post and Go stamps: Freshwater Life - Rivers
    10 October - Dinosaurs
    5 November - Christmas


    Details and designs for the first commemorative stamp set, celebrating the history of the London Underground transport system have already been revealed.

For full details of the London Underground stamp issue, see the January 2013 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.

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