This is a list of British postage stamps issued by the postal service (now Royal Mail) of the United Kingdom, normally referred to in philatelic circles as Great Britain. This list should be consistent with printed publications,[1][2] and cite sources of any deviation (e.g., magazine issue listing newly found variations).

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)

Queen Victoria

Line engraved

Embossed

Surface printed

King Edward VII

King George V

King Edward VIII

King George VI

Queen Elizabeth II (pre-decimalisation)

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 1924–1969

1952–54

1953

1955

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

Note: Issues between 1962 and 1966 inclusive are available in two varieties – with, and without, phosphor bands (which fluoresce in ultra-violet light). These were introduced to help sorting machines distinguish between first and second class letters automatically and the early examples with phosphor bands (up to the 1965 Salvation Army issue) are worth several times those without.

1963

1964

Note: First commemorative set to feature in an illustrated Presentation Pack, including mint stamps, with descriptive notes and protective covering. Also first set for which there was an official Post Office issue illustrated First Day Cover envelope and first set to commemorate a person from history.

1965

1966

1967

Also this year, in two issues, the first Machin definitives (4d, 1s, and 1/9 in the first issue); the remaining values were issued later in 1967 (3d, 9d, and 1/6) and on two dates in 1968.

1968

1969

1970

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 1970–1979

Queen Elizabeth II (Decimal currency)

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 1980–1989

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 1990–1999

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 2000–2009

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

See also: Great Britain commemorative stamps 2010–2019

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Stanley Gibbons Simplified Catalogue of Stamps of the World 2009
  2. ^ Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue 2009
  3. ^ Peter Worsfold (March 1981). "The Preparation of the Light Colour Definitives of King George VI". British Philatelic Bulletin. 18 (7): 293–295.
  4. ^ King George VI stamps main page (archived)
  5. ^ "Britons of Distinction (2012) : Collect GB Stamps". www.collectgbstamps.co.uk. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  6. ^ Pearl, Diana (17 May 2018). "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Two Commemorative Stamps in Honor of Their Wedding". People. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  7. ^ "British Stamps for 2021 : Collect GB Stamps".