FDC: Great Britons

This FDC from Royal Mail commemorates the lives of 10 great Britons from all aspects of society.

FDC cover UK 2013 Great Britons

Country: United Kingdom
Date: 16th April 2013

Stamp Details

Top row:

  • Norman Parkinson, portrait and fashion photographer
  • Vivien Leigh, stage and film actress (star of Gone With The Wind, 1939)
  • Peter Cushing, film and television actor (the forgotten Dr Who)
  • David Lloyd Geroge, prime minister
  • Elizabeth David, writer on food and drink

Bottom row:

  • John Archer, politician and civil rights campaigner
  • Benjamin Britten, composer and pianist
  • Mary Leakey, archaeologist and anthropologist
  • Bill Shankly, football player and manager (architect of the great Liverpool sides of the 60s and 70s)
  • Richard Dimbleby, journalist and broadcaster

Details of the Issue

The insert provides details of the lives of these great people. Click the image below for easier reading.

FDC cover UK 2013 Great Britons

2 thoughts on “FDC: Great Britons

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  1. Nice post. I’m not a big fan of modern British stamps, there are too many issues for my liking, but this is a nice set honouring some worthy individuals.


    1. Hi Simon – thanks! I agree that there are a lot of Royal Mail issues. But I think the designs are good and the topics are interesting, so I go along with them. I like modern stamps; I enjoy the buzz of interest around a new issue.


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