1952-present Queen Elizabeth II stamps

Discover more about the many British stamps issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, from the famous Machin definitive stamp design, through to the pictorial designs which saw the QEII portrait move aside to accommodate other British subjects. For regular opinion, advice and information on QEII stamps don't miss Stamp & Coin Martmagazine.

Collecting British Stamps: The Wilding Definitives
The 'Wilding' definitives, named after the fashionable photographer Dorothy Wilding, have long since been overshadowed…
02 May 2022
An introduction to Machin stamps
It may just be the most reproduced image in the history of the world. The Machin stamp design, named after sculptor…
02 April 2022
Collecting Olympics Stamps
In this special guide, Bob Wilcock, Vice Chairman of the Society of Olympic Collectors, provides an insight into…
02 July 2021
How to collect the 1955 £1 Windsor Castle
The first high values of the Queen’s reign have long interested collectors thanks to the beautifully produced artwork…
14 September 2020
A history of British Xmas stamps
We look back over the many Christmas stamps issued by Britain since the 1960s
15 October 2019
Beatles stamps 2007 - a classic GB stamp set
We look back on the 2007 stamps honouring the Beatles, which proved to be one of Royal Mail's most popular sets of the…
16 November 2018
GB Stamps guide: Conference of European Postal and Telecommunications…
We take a look at the development of one of the three British special sets issued in 1961, to mark the holding of the…
15 April 2018
British stamps explained: the introduction of phosphor and automatic letter…
By the mid-twentieth century, the volume of British stamps being used demanded some kind of automated process, prompting…
11 April 2018
A few sporting successes on British stamps
Paul Brittain looks at British sporting triumphs celebrated on British stamps and reflects on the unfulfilled optimism…
03 April 2018

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