Royal Mail will be releasing their next pictorial Post & Go stamps on 16th September 2015 featuring worldwide coastal views including Sydney Opera House, New York Harbour, Ha Long Bay, The white cliffs of Dover, Hong Kong and Venice.
The Ministry of Defence has expanded entitlement to its Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) delivered by Royal Mail and the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) to service personnel on Operations and aboard Ships around the world.
Following the passing in July of Sir Nicholas Winton, dubbed as Britain's Oskar Schindler by the tabloids, at the age of 106, Royal Mail has responded positively to an online petition for a special commemorative stamp which attracted more than 100,000 signatures.
The Postcard Traders Association (PTA) is organising its next Postcard Show at Woking Leisure Centre in Surrey. The event is held twice yearly in spring and autumn and the forthcoming dates for your diary are 25th & 26th September 2015. Although principally aimed at postcard collectors, the fair also features cigarette cards, ephemera and stamps.
Here in the UK we took a little longer to see the value of picture postcards compared to other European nations and it was as late as 1894 when the General Post Office (GPO) gave permission for privately published illustrated postcards to pass through the mail system using an adhesive stamp for pre-payment.
Listings of UK Postcard collector fairs scheduled for September 2015:
A special commemorative stamps sheet highlighting working animals of the First World War will be issued on 17th September during Autumn Stampex. This will be the latest sheet in a Royal Mail series commemorating the WW1 Centenary.
Royal Mail has announced that Post & Go machine A010 will be installed and ready go live at the Steam GWR Museum in Swindon from 25th August.
Wake up insect and natural world thematic collectors! Royal Mail is today issuing a set of ten Special Stamps that celebrates the bee population of Great Britain. The stamps feature beautiful illustrations of various species of bee from across the UK and a special postmark on all stamped UK mail between 18th to 25th August will say "BUZZ, BUZZ, New Stamps Explore British Bees".
Colonel Charles Perry Stacey was posted to the Canadian Military Headquarters in London for much of the Second World War. His job was to be Canada's Official Historian for the war against Nazi Germany and, until Spring 2016, an exhibit in London's Canada House will feature Stacey and his work.
Royal Mail is marking this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe by issuing a special postmark. This is the first time in the company's 500 year history that this type of festival has been featured on a postmark.
The British Postal Museum & Archive have announced their Post & Go stamp vending machine will be restocked with Royal Mail's Poppy design label for Remembrance Day again this year.
UK Prime Minister and MP for Witney, David Cameron, has unveiled a stamp featuring Sir Winston Churchill on a postbox in Woodstock as part of the Royal Mail celebrations marking 50 years of their Special Stamp programme.
Royal Mail will issue a special commemorative stamp sheet marking the 200 years of service to the UK by the Gurkhas on 20th August 2015.
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain fought by The Royal Air Force a new Miniature Sheet from Royal Mail is being issued on Thursday 16th July featuring the famous speech about "The Few" made by Winston Churchill, who is shown at a coastal defence position near Hartlepool on 31st July 1940.
Given the reported success of Post & Go stamp machines operating at Royal Navy Museums, Royal Mail have now announced a machine is to be installed at the final RN Museum site, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport in Hampshire.