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Royal Mail Stamps
Darwin (February)
and Endangered Plants (May)

Two very interesting forthcoming Royal Mail Stamp Issues

Thursday 12th February, 2009


1ST CLASS ~ Darwin 1809 – 1882
48 ~ zoology
50 ~ ornithology
56 ~ geology
72 ~ botany
81 ~ anthropology

Each stamp has a radical jigsaw design to demonstrate how the various areas of Darwin’s studies came together to inform his theory of Natural Selection.

This issue also includes Galapagos Islands Miniature Sheets and stamp cards (11).

The Galapagos Miniature Sheet stamps are

1ST CLASS ~ Flightless Cormorant with Galapagos Islands map.
1ST CLASS ~ Giant Tortoise and Cactus Finch.
81p ~ Marine Iguana and Galapagos Islands map.
81p ~ Floreana Mockingbird

You can see this Darwin issue on the Royal Mail website


Tuesday 19th May, 2009.

ACTION FOR SPECIES ~ the UK’s endangered plants which are fighting their way back from extinction.

This issue includes stamps, miniature sheets, and stamp cards (15).

Nearer to May, I’ll give further information on this Plants Issue.

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This is a Interesting Blog TT cant wait2see the Stamps them selfs:)

9 Feb, 2009


I've seen pictures of the individual Darwin stamps. They look really lovely drawings of birds, animals etc.

I've added details above of the stamps on the Galapagos miniature sheet. :o)

9 Feb, 2009


Thanks for that info TT. Maybe I'll try and get some of the stamps. My father collected some first day issues. Some had plants on them. I'll have to try and find them so I can show you.

9 Feb, 2009


Thanks TT I will tell my Hubby , he use to always collect the first day covers when they didn,t come out very often , he gave up a bit when they started to come out frequently he thought they would never become collectable as there were to many of them now .....

9 Feb, 2009


Hello Amy and Hywel ~
The pictures on the Darwin stamps are lovely.

I've mentioned in the text above that they're on the Royal Mail website, so members can see the actual stamps.

Some postage stamps are really disappointing designs, but these Darwin ones look attractive with good artwork.

9 Feb, 2009


I'll look out for the tortoise one!

9 Feb, 2009


Yes, I thought of Little 'Un when I saw the Giant Tortoise stamp.... Big Daddy. LOL

9 Feb, 2009


They sound like lovely stamps TT....I'll have to go and check out the website.

11 Feb, 2009


Yes. These seem good. In my opinion, over recent years the Royal Mail has issued rather disappointing artwork on some of their stamps, but the Darwin issue looks wonderful and I hope the endangered plants stamps will also be attractive.

11 Feb, 2009


I've listed details of the endangered plants stamps on my new blog #17.

4 May, 2009


Endangered plants postage stamps on sale tomorrow.
See my blog # 14. :o)

18 May, 2009

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