Special stamps to feature on 50 UK postboxes to mark 50th anniversary of Royal Mail special stamps

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Royal Mail is installing 50 plaques with images of some of the most popular stamps on 50 post boxes in locations across the country ...
Royal Mail’s modern Special Stamp programme which celebrates the heritage and culture of the UK, marks its 50th anniversary in 2015. As part of the celebrations, Royal Mail is installing fifty plaques with images of some of the most popular stamps on fifty post boxes in locations across the country.

Each of the 50 postboxes is located in one of the UK’s cities, towns or villages that has a special connection with the featured stamp.

Andrew Hammond, Director Stamps & Collectibles, Royal Mail said: 'The UK’s towns and cities have influenced stamp designs over the past 50 years. At the same time, our iconic red postboxes have formed memorable landmarks across the country since 1852. We are delighted to bring the two together, creating new points of interest around the UK in celebration of our stamps heritage.'

The first fifty years of Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has featured a total of 2,663 stamps.

Royal Mail's special stamps are previewed in every issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.

WIN! Every GB stamp issued in 2015!

To celebrate Royal Mail's fifty stamps post box promotion, we're inviting you to send in a photo of your local post box featuring one of the special stamp plaques. Why not pose next to the post box to add a personal touch, perhaps holding your latest copy of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine?

One winner will be picked at random from the entries and will win a Royal Mail 2015 Year Book, courtesy of Royal Mail. Full T&Cs below.

To enter, simply e-mail your photograph to: [email protected] 

See below for the full list of the fifty post boxes and the stamps featured:

Stamp
Winston Churchill
Millennium Centre
Dylan Thomas
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Llandudno Pier
Tenby Lifeboat
CS Lewis Narnia
Peace Bridge
The Giant's Causeway
Armagh Observatory
Edinburgh Castle
Glasgow Tram
Comics, Beano
Andy Murray winning Wimbledon
Sir Walter Scott
Golf
Robert Burns
Blackpool Tower
Manchester Town Hall
Liverpool Cathedral
Richard Arkwright inventor
Wallace and Gromit
Eddystone Lighthouse
Met Office
Abbotsbury Swannery
Chamberlain Square
Biddulph Grange
Severn Valley Railway
William Shakespeare
Charles Darwin
Leicester University
The Oak Stamp
Ely Cathedral
E-type jaguar
Max Perutz
York Minster
High Level Bridge
Nicola Adams Olympics
Jessica Ennis Olympics
The Deep
Derwentwater
Wembley
Bagpuss
World Wildlife Fund
Magna Carta
Timekeeper
Queen's Jubilee stamp
50th anniversary of the BBC
Sherlock Holmes
Mary Seacole
Location
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Cardiff
Swansea
Wrexham
Llandudno
Tenby
Belfast
Derry/Londonderry
Antrim
Armagh
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Dundee
Dunblane
Abbotsford - Scottish Borders
St Andrews
Alloway, Ayr
Blackpool
Manchester
Liverpool
Preston
Bristol
Plymouth
Exeter
Abbotsbury, Dorset
Birmingham
Stoke
Worcester
Stratford upon Avon
Shrewsbury
Leicester
Nottinghamshire
Ely
Coventry
Cambridge
York
Newcastle
Leeds
Sheffield
Hull
Lake District
Wembley
Canterbury
Woking
Runnymede
Greenwich
London
Portland Place London
Baker St, London
Brixton, London

Photo competition terms and conditions:
Closing date: 11 September, 2015
Photographs can also be sent in by post: Stamp & Coin Mart Postbox Photo Competition (Code SCM), Warners Group Publications, Fifth Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD.
Winner will be picked at random from entries.
Photograph must show post box featuring Royal Mail's special stamp plaque.
Editor's decision is final.

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