22 January 2021
Royal Mail have revealed the stamp schedule for 2021, with highlights including an issue honouring Paul McCartney, a stamp set dedicated to popular sit-com Only Fools and Horses, and stamps for Beano characters Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.
Whilst many philatelic bureaus around the world announced their plans for this year months ago, with some even releasing images of every planned design, Royal Mail are a little more secretive with their plans, with details only being revealed after the first two sets of the new year had been issued.
The stamp schedule, shown in full below, includes a set for former member of The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney, who has already appeared on the 2007 set honouring the fab four. The honour follows recent stamps for music stars including Queen, Elton John and David Bowie.
Meanwhile, Dennis and Gnasher, the menacing pals from The Beano comic will be featured in July. Again, it’s a return for a stamp subject, with The Beano’s Dennis the Menace appearing on a 2021 1st class value as part of that year’s ‘Comics’ set.
Less populist stamps include a set marking the War of the Roses in May, Indiustrial Revolutions in August, and a set showcasing British Army Vehicles in September.
Royal Mail stamps 2021
- National Parks (14 January 2021)
- United Kingdom : A Celebration (26 January 2021)
- Only Fools and Horses (16 February 2021)
- The Legend of King Arthur (16 March 2021)
- Classic Science Fiction (15 April 2021)
- The Wars of the Roses (4 May 2021)
- Paul McCartney (28 May 2021)
- Dennis and Gnasher (1 July 2021)
- Wild Coasts (22 July 2021)
- Industrial Revolutions (12 August 2021)
- British Army Vehicles (2 September 2021)
- TBA (17 September 2021)
- Rugby Union (19 October 2021)
- Christmas 2021 (2 November 2021)
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