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Over the last 50 years Royal Mail Special Stamps have told the story of Britain through tiny yet stunning images that reflect our history, heritage, culture and achievements.

Yes, they happen to be beautiful – art in miniature – but more importantly they have faithfully recorded our experiences as a nation. Behind every stamp is an inspiring tale about us.

No wonder thousands in Britain collect these colourful artefacts of our national life. Explore this site – perhaps even become a collector yourself – and you’ll discover an absorbing, intriguing pastime that shines a fascinating light on the country, and world, in which we live.

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