ITV Stamp Competition (2005)

In 2005, Royal Mail made philatelic history by asking television viewers to vote for their favourite ITV soap to mark the 50th anniversary of ITV. The winning soap stamp was to be included in a set of six to celebrate the milestone. Competition between Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Bill, three of ITV's most popular programmes, was fierce. Emmerdale emerged as the last-minute winner. The stamps were issued on 15th September 2005.