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BREAKING NEWS: Royal Mail reveals the Official Coronation Stamps!
Today, Royal Mail have revealed their brand-new Coronation stamps. Comprised of four stamps, the official Coronation Miniature Sheet pays tribute to four elements of King Charles III’s legacy.
And following the insatiable demand we have already seen this week for The Royal Mint’s Coronation range, collectors are desperate to pair their coin with the official Coronation stamps!
That’s because, on 6th May, we will mark the biggest royal event in decades.
So, why not kick off the celebrations with an exclusive combination of numismatic and philatelic history?
Read on to learn more about the stamps themselves, and how you can secure all four in an exclusive presentation alongside some of the UK 2023 Coronation coins…
Designed by British artist, Andrew Davidson, Royal Mail’s official Coronation Miniature Sheet symbolises four elements of King Charles’ legacy.
Each stamp has been divided into representations of the Coronation, Diversity and Community, The Commonwealth, and Sustainability and Biodiversity. The designs embody themes of heritage, tradition, cohesion, democracy, peace, and nature – integral values to His Majesty.
These stamps have been thoughtfully set against a design of intermingling foliage, representing the union of the four UK countries: the rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock.
UK 2023 Coronation Covers
And today, we have been able to present all four of these official UK Coronation stamps in limited edition covers.
Paired alongside the UK 2023 Coronation 50p, £5, or both, you can secure the Coronation Miniature Sheet beside The Royal Mint’s new coins in either Brilliant Uncirculated or Silver Proof!
Or, you can get your hands on the extremely sought-after UK 2022 Memorial Sovereign – the first to feature His Majesty – in an exclusive cover with these stunning new Coronation stamps.
These limited edition covers are the perfect way to capture this poignant moment in history. In fact, they have all been postmarked by Royal Mail on the date of His Majesty’s Coronation – 6th May – which truly preserves this extraordinary historical feat and ensures no more can ever be made…
Extreme Demand for Coronation Coins
When The Royal Mint launched the UK 2023 Coronation coin range on the 24th April, nothing could have prepared collectors for the insatiable demand…
Nearly 70,000 people queued for the launch, and the Coronation coins were being snapped up within minutes.
So considering this could be your last chance to secure a UK 2023 Coronation coin, you don’t want to miss out on these exclusive coin covers.
Click here to explore the range, with prices starting from £39.99 >>
Royal Mail stamps honour Queen Elizabeth II
To honour the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II, The Royal Mail has issued four commemorative stamps, featuring portraits of Her Late Majesty.
They feature beautiful black & white images of the Queen throughout her life, taken between 1952 and 1996.
The Queen Elizabeth II stamps are also the first to be approved by King Charles III, which is sure to increase collector demand.
The Westminster Collection have issued a limited set of these stamps, postmarked on their first day of issue – 10th November 2022.
New Royal Mail Stamps: Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Cover
Featured alongside the stamps is one of the most sought-after coins of recent years, the UK Platinum Jubilee £5 coin.
Just 2,022 of these covers are available to mark this important moment in history. And remember, the one-day-only postmark means no more can ever be produced.
Pay tribute to the incredible life of Queen Elizabeth II. Pre-order this special cover today for just £39.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>
Queen Elizabeth II Stamp & Coin Memorial Set
As well as the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Cover, The Westminster Collection has an extremely limited collection of coins from the 1953 Coronation year, issued alongside these brand new stamps.
This memorial collection includes a complete collection of eight coins, each one struck by The Royal Mint in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953.
At nearly 70 years old, these coins are difficult to find and incredibly sought-after on the secondary market.
JUST 495 issued
With brand new Royal Mail stamps, postmarked on their issue date, and alongside the 1953 circulating coinage, the edition limit of 495 isn’t likely to be enough.
Click here to secure your Queen Elizabeth II Stamp & Coin Memorial Set >>
Let us know in the comments below what you think of these brand new Queen Elizabeth II Royal Mail stamps.
Royal Mail launches a digital stamp that allows you to send videos and messages with your post!
Royal Mail has entered a ‘new digital era’ with the introduction of barcodes to ‘everyday’ definitive stamps.
Customers can now scan a barcode that sits beside the portrait of HM The Queen using the Royal Mail app. Currently, it shows you a video of Shaun the Sheep that Aardman have created especially for Royal Mail, but the capabilities of this feature are endless.
The barcodes will eventually provide information about services, further exclusive videos and even greetings for occasions such as birthdays. When sending mail, you will be able to choose what the recipient of the stamped item can see from these options.
But don’t worry, the barcode won’t stick out like a sore thumb on your letter, as it will remain the same colour as the rest of your stamp.
However, you’ll need to bear in mind that the barcode must not be removed. Like previous definitive stamps, a mail item may be liable to a surcharge if not all of the stamp is intact.
For those of us who still have non-barcoded or Christmas stamps, Royal Mail have created a ‘Swap Out’ scheme that will come into play from the 31st March 2022. Otherwise, they will be valid until January 2023.
This new feature hasn’t quite made it to Special Stamps yet, but it seems as though it will only be a matter of time before more of Royal Mail’s services will follow this digital step.
Are you excited for this new upgrade to our stamps? Let us know in the comments below!