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Royal Mail Stamps 2018 - First World War 1918, 13 September 2018

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Royal Mail concludes a five-year commemoration of the centenary of the First World War with six new stamps on themes that sum up the loss and sacrifice of the ‘war to end all wars’.

Throughout the centenary programme of 2014 to 2018, the stamps issued each year have covered six key themes: poppy, poetry, portrait, memorials and artefacts. The themes have allowed Royal Mail to focus on how the First World War has been portrayed in art and popular culture, as well as looking at those involved in the conflict, and how the war has been commemorated over the years.

The previous four issues have covered the years 1914 to 1917 and these final stamps of the set mark the final year of the war and the armistice. 

Stamp details

First World War 1918

Issue date: 13 September 2018

Printer: International Security Printers

Print process: Lithography

Perforations: 14.5 x 14.5

Stamp size: 35mm x 35mm

Phosphor: Bars as appropriate

Gum: PVA

 

1st 100 Poppies

1st Anthem for Doomed Youth

1st Second Lieutenant Walter Tull

£1.55 We Are Making a New World

£1.55 The grave of an unknown warrior

£1.55 Lieutenant Francis Hopgood’s goggles

 

 

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