Issue Date: 16.10.2018, Designer: True North; digital image enhancement: Smoke & Mirrors London, Printer: International Security Printers, Process: Lithography, PVA Gum, Size: 37mm (w) x 35mm (h), Values: 10 x 1st Class
This very Special Christmas 2018 Stamp Set features all eight Christmas 2018 stamps from the collection. The set of 8 Christmas 2018 stamps highlights how ‘Royal Mail delivers Christmas’; showing scenes of everyday life involving a range of post boxes in different wintry settings, from towns to countryside. Illustrations by Andrew Davidson.
Issue Date: 08.11.2018, Designer: Royal Mail Group Ltd, Printer: International Security Printers, Gravure, Size: 179 mm x 74 mm, Values: 2nd, 2nd Large, 1st, 1st Large, £1.25, £1.45, £1.55, £2.55
New Year of the Pig
This is the eighth edition to be launched in the Lunar New Year Generic Sheet series. The ‘Year of the Pig’ runs from 5th February 2019 to 24th January 2020. The labels are designed by hat-trick design and feature paper cut-outs both on the bright red background of the sheet and the labels representing the five elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The pictorial labels depict Lunar New Year festivities taking place in five UK locations and the remainder show five generic images related to the Lunar New Year. All the labels are complemented by the Fireworks definitive stamp.The Pig is the last of the 12 animals featured in the Lunar New Year with 2019 being the “Year of the Earth Pig,” and purports to be a year of fortune and luck also a year of friendship and love for all the zodiac signs; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life.
Issue Date: 15.11.2018