Category United Kingdom

David Bowie First Day Cover from Royal Mail

FDC: David Bowie

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the musical legacy of David Bowie, British musician, icon, and legend.

UK FDC Windsor Castle

FDC: Windsor Castle

This cover from Royal Mail carries 6 great photographic stamps featuring 3 external views and 3 internal views of Windsor Castle, a royal residence of the British monarchy.

UK FDC Post and Go Mail by Rail

FDC: Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Rail

This cover from Royal Mail carries Post & Go ATMs commemorating the contribution that the UK’s railways made to the postal system: Mail by Rail.

UK FDC Ancient Britain

FDC: Ancient Britain

This first day cover from Royal Mail carries an interesting set of stamps featuring archaeological artifacts juxtaposed with an artist’s impression of people and places from prehistory: Ancient Britain.

UK Stamps: Owens Dinosauria

Stamps: Owen’s Dinosauria

This set of stamps from Royal Mail commemorates the first use of the word “dinosaur” by Sir Richard Owen, a British paleontologist, in 1841.

UK stamps: D-Day

Stamps: 50th Anniversary of D-Day

These stamps from Royal Mail commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

UK FDC: Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday by Buckingham Covers

FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with Medallion

This cover from Buckingham Covers features 2 stamps from Royal Mail’s 90th birthday issue for Queen Elizabeth, and a commemorative medallion designed by Raphael Maklouf.

UK FDC: Christmas

FDC: Christmas Issue, UK 2016

This is the 2016 Christmas issue from Royal Mail, which commemorates 50 years of issuing Christmas stamps.

UK FDC: Animail

FDC: Animail

This cover from Royal Mail is aimed at getting younger generations interested in stamps and collecting. It features self-adhesive stamps in animal shapes, called Animail.

UK FDC: Landscape Gardens

FDC: Landscape Gardens

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the architect Capability Brown with 8 elegant stamps featuring views of the historic gardens that he created.

UK FDC: Mr Men

FDC: Mr Men

This cover from Royal Mail seems more lighthearted than usual, but it carries an issue that will inspire fond memories of childhood for many in the United Kingdom: the Mr Men.

FDC: Hibernating Animals

This cover from Royal Mail features the seasonal Post & Go issue of Hibernating Animals in the UK.

FDC: The Great War, 1916

This cover from Royal Mail continues the annual commemoration of 100 years since The Great War, 1914-1918.

UK FDC: Shakespeare

FDC: Shakespeare

This elegant cover from Royal Mail commemorates the work of William Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest poets. The 10 stamps on the cover feature quotations from his plays and poems.

FDC UK: The Great Fire of London

FDC: The Great Fire of London

This cover from Royal Mail features stamps that commemorate The Great Fire of London in 1666 with unusual and dramatic designs on the 350th anniversary of the fire.

FDC: Pink Floyd

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the music of Pink Floyd, featuring 6 of their 15 album covers. At first glance this seems like a modern topic, but Pink Floyd have been around since 1965, which makes them pre-decimal.

FDC: Ladybirds

This cover from Royal Mail carries the Post & Go issue featuring Ladybirds found in the UK.

FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday with 6 stamps featuring public appearances throughout her life.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2016-01-07 Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

FDC: Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the Endurance expedition to cross the south pole, led by Ernest Shackleton. The expedition did not succeed, and Shackleton and his team faced a battle for survival to escape the Antarctic.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-11-16 Winter Fur and Feathers

FDC: Winter Fur and Feathers in the UK

This cover from carries the latest set of Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring 3 animals and a bird that you can see during winter in the UK.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-10-20 Star Wars

FDC: Star Wars

This cover is a real collector’s item from Royal Mail, and needs no introduction: Star Wars.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-09 HM Queen Elizabeth II

FDC: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the year that she became the longest serving British monarch and approaches 64 years on the throne.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-16 Sea Travel

FDC: Sea Travel

This cover carries 6 new Post & Go ATMs from Royal Mail, featuring the unusual topic of Sea Travel.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-18 Rugby World Cup 2015

FDC: Rugby World Cup 2015 in England

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted by England.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-08-18 Bees

FDC: Bees in the UK

This cover commemorates the life of the bees in the UK, a tremendously important insect for our agriculture, yet sadly in decline.