First World War Series 2014 - 2018

Royal Mail announced a landmark series of Special Stamps to be issued each year from 2014 to 2018 to commemorate the First World War. Across the five years, the set will feature 30 stamps, with six being produced each year. The first set of stamps was issued in July 2014.

The stamp series has been designed to be as wide-ranging and inclusive as possible and will feature a collection of subjects including the contribution of the armed services, the role of the Commonwealth Countries and non-combatants and women.

The stories of the War will be told through imagery including historic Memorials, artefacts that have become synonymous with the conflict, portraits of some of the participants, art showing some of the famous and moving scenes of the conflict, and newly-commissioned artworks of poppies – the symbol of Remembrance – from leading artists such as Fiona Strickland.

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