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Royal Mail unveils 2018 Christmas Stamps

This year the iconic red-coloured postboxes featuring festive images will grace Royal Mail’s six Christmas stamps.

Have you started posting your Christmas cards?….

Image of Royal Mail Christmas stamps
Image credit: Royal Mail

The set of six stamps, which are now on sale, were illustrated by artist Andrew Davidson from Stroud in Gloucestershire who has worked on over 12 stamp issues for Royal Mail since 1982.

Andrew said: “Knowing my illustrations on the 2018 Christmas stamps will be winging their way around the world delivering Season’s Greetings to friends and family, gives me a real sense of festive joy.”

Image of Royal Mail Christmas stamps 2018
Image credit: Royal Mail

As you would expect the illustrations are traditional and of course have scenes with lots of snow. Each stamp also features a cypher from the six monarchs of the last 100 years.

Christmas stamps were first issued in 1966 when Royal Mail ran a competition on BBC’s Blue Peter to select the design.

The last recommended posting dates are 18 December for second class stamps and 20 December for first.

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