24 December 2020
Royal Mail marks seventy years since the first National Parks opened in the UK with a set of ten stamps featuring UK locations including the Peak District, North Yorkshire Moors, and the Lake District.
Royal Mail's ten se-tenant National Parks stamps feature photographs of some of the country's most picturesque locations.
The full list is as follows:
- Peak District (1951)
- Lake District (1951)
- Snowdonia (1951)
- Dartmoor (1951)
- North York Moors (1951)
- The Broads (1989)
- New Forest (2005)
- South Downs (2010)
- Pembrokeshire Coast (1952)
- Loch Lomond and the Trossachs (2022)
The seventieth anniversary refers to the opening of four parks in 1971, and today there are fifteen parks, with ten featured in the stamp set.
The 'over-square landscape' stamps are arranged in two horizontal rows of five, feature stock photographs, and are all 1st class denomination.
National Parks stamp details
Number of stamps: 10
Value of Stamps: 10 x 1st (2 rows of Horizonal 5)
Design: Studio Mean
Acknowledgements: Dartmoor National Park © Andrew Ray/Getty Images; New Forest National Park © Photokes/Alamy Stock Photo; Lake District
National Park © Pablo Fernandez/Alamy Stock Photo; Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park © Richard Burdon/Alamy Stock Photo; Snowdonia National Park © Andrew Ray/500px/Getty Images; North York Moors National Park © Stephen Street/Alamy Stock Photo; South Downs National Park © Peter Cripps/Alamy Stock Photo; Peak District National Park © RA Kearton/Getty Images; Pembrokeshire Coast National Park © Gareth Spiller/EyeEm/Getty Images; Broads National Park © Chris Herring; a special thank-you to National Parks UK
Stamp Format: Over-square landscape
Stamp Size: 36.5mm (w) x 34.7mm (h)
Printer: International Security Printers
Print Process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.0 x 14.5
Phosphor: Bars as appropriate
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