Royal Mail Stamps Guide 2017 - Landmark Buildings, 13 July 2017

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Take a tour through Britain’s modern-day architecture with Landmark Buildings, Royal Mail’s ten-stamp issue which covers notable buildings ranging from national parliaments to visitor centres and galleries.

Take a tour through Britain’s modern-day architecture with Landmark Buildings, Royal Mail’s ten-stamp issue which covers notable buildings ranging from national parliaments to visitor centres and galleries.

These colourful new stamps feature landmark architecture on buildings which are part of everyday life in Britain, whether through theatre, politics, heritage or horticulture.

Royal Mail has taken inspiration from across the UK, with the ten stamps featuring buildings in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which were created between 1997 and 2016. Each of the ten public buildings was carefully designed either to blend into its surroundings (as in the case of the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre) or to make an impact (buildings such as the eye-catching Library of Birmingham).

Proving that modern-day architects can take inspiration from the past and still produce cutting-edge building design, three of the ten buildings (Everyman Theatre, SEC Armadillo and IWM North) were either inspired by historic buildings or events, or created using reclaimed materials from older structures.

Stamp details

Issue date: 13 July, 2017

Design: GBH

Stamp size: 35mm x 35mm

Printer: International Security Printers

Print process: Lithography

Perforations: 14.5 x 14.5

Phosphor: Bars as appropriate

Gum: PVA

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1st: London Aquatics Centre

1st: Library of Birmingham

1st: SEC Armadillo, Glasgow

1st: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

1st: Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

1st: National Assembly for Wales

1st: Eden Project

1st: Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

1st Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

1st: Switch House, Tate Modern

For an in-depth look at the stamps, read the August issue of Stamp & Coin Mart, available now.