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

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

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

UK 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

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

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.

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

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

UK 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

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.

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.

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

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

This cover commemorates the upcoming Lunar New Year with stamps featuring the Year of the Monkey from the Chinese zodiac.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2016-01-07 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.

Cover ATM 2015-12-17 Golden Jubilee

This ATM from Singapore commemorates the country’s Golden Jubilee and 50 years of independence from Malaysia.

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

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 DE 2015 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black

This simple and elegant stamp from Deutsche Post commemorates 175 years of postage stamps and features the world’s first postage stamp: the Penny Black.

Stamps DE 2015 Asterix

This colourful souvenir sheet features Asterix the Gaul and his pals.

I have just returned from Germany, where I collected the November issues from Deutsche Post, featuring stamps for the festive season.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-10-20 Star Wars

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

Stamps Cover Singapore 2015 Botanic Gardens

This cover commemorates the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-09 HM 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 Sri Lanka Flowers

This cover carries the full set of beautiful stamps from the Flowers of Sri Lanka issue.

Stamps Australia 2015 Solar System

This fantastic set of stamps from AusPost commemorates our Solar System. This is their feature issue for Stamp Collecting Month.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-16 Sea Travel

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