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Scottish Heraldry Featured on 1987 GB Postage Stamp Issue

The stamps were designed by Jeffrey Mathews and printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd using a perf 34.7mm square format (perf 14.5). The individual stamps making up the issue are:

Royal Mail 18p Scottish Heraldry postage stamp

The 18p value depicts the arms of the Office of Lord Lyon King of Arms. The lions featured in the arms are wearing the Crown of Scotland which is now in Edinburgh Castle.

Royal Mail 22p Scottish Heraldry postage stamp from 1987

The 22p stamp depicts a banner used by Prince Charles within Scotland conferred on him by the Queen in 1974. The banner symbolises three Scottish dignities ofPrince Charles. Chief Steward of Scotland, Lord of the Isles and the Duke of Rothesay.

Royal Mail 31p postage stamp commemorating Scottish Heraldry

The 31p stamp depicts the arms of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture founded back in 1826.

34p value from the Royal Mail Scottish Heraldry stamp issue 1987

The top 34p value depicts the arms of the Royal Society of Edinburgh established for the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in 1783.

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