05/06/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Royal Mail Stamps 2018 - Royal Academy of Arts, 5 June 2018

ea2f98ab-1764-47ff-8d89-c6feb2ebaa23

For 250 years, The Royal Academy of Arts has promoted art and artists. To mark this anniversary, Royal Mail has commissioned six of the Royal Academy’s foremost artists to provide paintings for a set of anniversary stamps.

In keeping with the Academy’s ethos of promoting artists and their work, Royal Mail worked with six very different artists, each of whom is an Academician of The Royal Academy of Arts, and was asked to design a stamp giving their own portrayal of this year’s summer exhibition at the newly refurbished Academy.

The RA was founded in 1768 by a group of forty artists and artists, who became the first Royal Academicians. Even in times of turmoil or war, the Royal Academy of Arts has hosted an annual summer exhibition, initially working from a 30-foot gallery in Pall Mall, London – and moving several times over the centuries, with the current premises being Burlington Gardens in Piccadilly.

Stamp details

Issue date: 5 June 2018

Design: Royal Mail Group Ltd

Illustrations: Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Norman Ackroyd, Barbara Rae, Yinka Shonibare, Tracey Emin

Stamp size: 37mm x 35mm

Print process: Lithography

Perforations: 14  x 14.5

Phosphor: Bars as appropriate

Gum: PVA 

 

1st – Summer Exhibition, Grayson Perry RA

1st – Queen of the Sky, Fiona Rae RA

£1.25 – St Kilda: The Great Sea Stacs, Norman Ackroyd RA

£1.25 – Inverleith Allotments and Edinburgh Castle, Barbara Rae RA

£1.55 – Queuing at the RA, Yinka Shonibare RA

£1.55 – Saying Goodbye, Tracey Emin RA

Back to "Royal Mail Stamps 2018" Category

05/06/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Ten notable women found on stamps

Celebrate the achievements of women over the centuries with this round-up of postage stamps. ...


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

Royal Mail concludes a five-year commemoration of the centenary of the First World War with six new stamps on ...


15 top tips for stamp collecting

Whether you are an amateur or expert, these 15 tips are sure to aid all philatelists ...


Start a new thematic - postage stamps featuring music stars

Fancy adding some star quality to your stamp collection? Why not start a music stars thematic? ...


Other Articles

Coins from the beautiful Bailiwick of Guernsey

Guernsey issues its own currency in the form of notes and coins denominated in sterling, givign collectors ...


Royal Mail Stamps 2018 - The Old Vic

Eight stamps mark the 200th anniversary of The Old Vic, described as 'one of the most important venues in the ...


Royal Mail Stamps 2018 - Captain Cook and the Endeavour Voyage, 16 August 2018

The achievements of Captain James Cook and his Endeavour voyage shipmates are celebrated with new stamps from ...


Event preview: Don't miss Autumn Stampex International 2018

Find out more about the exhibits, souvenirs and new stamp issues taking place at Autumn Stampex International ...