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Great Britian
2005 Great Britain Stamp Schedule
The Virtual Stamp Club
As of November 29, 2005

This schedule represents the latest information from a variety of sources, as well as our best guesses, and is very tentative. The information is subject to change, and no responsibility is taken for errors, omissions or changes. Click any stamp links to see a picture of the stamp.

1998 Schedule
Royal Mail has announced that postal rates will rise effective April 7, 2005:
  • domestic 1st (60g): 30p (+2p)
  • domestic 2nd (60g): 21p (no change)
  • International (Air-EU, 20g): 42p (+2p)
  • International (Air-Zone 1/2, 20g or surface 60g): 68p (no change)

ALL DENOMINATIONS SHOWN ARE IN POUNDS STERLING ()
*FACE VALUES SHOWN ARE INITIAL-ISSUE PRICES;
BRITAIN INCREASES SALE PRICE OF CLASS-DENOMINATED STAMPS AS RATES INCREASE

FORMAT FOR THE LISTING IS AS FOLLOWS:

Stamp thumbnail
image
with link

Description (click on stamp name to go to discussion)

Cancellation thumbnail
image
with link

Format
Date (All stamps have nationwide release.) Scott Catalogue Number(s)

Farm Animals
featuring: British saddleback pig, Khaki Campbell duck, Clydesdale Horses, Dairy Shorthorn cattle, Border Collie pup, Light Sussex chicks, Suffolk Sheep, Bagot Goat, Norfolk Black Turkey, Embden Geese.
Also: Generic Smilers sheet, same stamps arranged se-tenant vertically in columns of 5.

Official 'Paddock' postmark for Farm Animals stamps.

Block of 10 stamps (ten designs)
in sheets of 30.
1st denom, 2.80* face value of block, 8.40 of sheet.
Smilers sheet of 20 stamps (10 designs) and labels, 1st denom, 6.00 face value - sold for 6.50
Tuesday, January 11th Scott #:

South West England
2nd Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay, Dorset
1st Wheal Coates, St Agnes, Cornwall
40p Start Point & Start Bay, Devon
43p Horton Down, Wiltshire
57p Chiselcombe, Exmoor, Somerset
68p St James's Stone, Lundy Island

All in sheets of 25 of one design.
1st denom, 7.00* sheet value
2nd denom, 5.25* sheet value
40p denom, 10.00 sheet value
43p denom, 10.75 sheet value
57p denom, 14.25 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
Tuesday, February 8th Scott #:

Jane Eyre set of 6 and miniature sheet
Also Bronte Sisters Prestige Book

official postmark Haworth Parsonage

All in sheets of 25 of one design.
1st denom, 7.00* sheet value
2nd denom, 5.25* sheet value
40p denom, 10.00 sheet value
43p denom, 10.75 sheet value
57p denom, 14.25 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
Thursday, February 24th Scott #:

Magic!
(Centenary of the Magic Circle)

1st Heads of Tales (each sheet consists of 15 Heads and 10 Tails)
40p Rabbit & hat
47p Knotted Scarf Trick
68p Card trick
1.12 Three-cup trick
Also Smilers sheet of 20 x 1st class stamps

official London NW1 postmark showing trick die

All in sheets of 25 of one design.
1st denom, 7.00* sheet value
40p denom, 10.00 sheet value
47p denom, 11.75 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
1.12 denom, 28.00 sheet value
Sheet of 20 stamps (1 design) and 20 labels 1st denom, 6.00 face value - sold for 6.50
Tuesday, March 15th Scott #:

50th Anniversary of Wilding Castles Definitives featuring
50p Carrickfergus Castle
1 Caernarfon Castle
1 Edinburgh Castle
50p Windsor Castle

official Windsor 'national emblems' postmark

Miniature sheet of 4 (four designs),
50p/1 denom, 3.00 sheet value
Tuesday, March 22nd Scott #:

no picture
available

Machin and Country definitives9p orange Machin (make up stamp 2nd to 1st inland 60gr)
35p lime green Machin (2nd class inland 100gr rate)
46p old gold Machin (1st class inland 100gr rate)
42p England (Oak tree) (Europe 20gr letter rate)
42p Scotland (Thistle)
42p Wales (Daffodil)
42p Northern Ireland (lace)

Official Windsor 'Royal Mail coat of Arms' postmark

All values in sheets of 200
9p denom, 18.00 sheet value
35p denom, 70.00 sheet value
42p denoms, 84.00 sheet value
46p denom, 92.00 sheet value
Issue date: Tuesday, April 5th Scott #:

Royal Wedding Miniature Sheet

Official Windsor Guildhall postmark

Miniature sheet of 4 (two designs),
30/68p denom, 1.96 sheet value
Issue date: Friday, April 8th
but not officially on sale until April 9th as the wedding was postponed due to the funeral of Pope John Paul II
Scott #:

no picture
available

World Heritage Sites
Joint issue with Australia Post

2nd Hadrian's Wall, Uluru;
1st Stonehenge, Wet Tropics of Queensland;
47p Blenheim Palace Park, Greater Blue Mountains;
68p Ring of Brodgar, Purnululu National Park

no picture
available

All values issued in sheets of 30 (2 designs).
2nd denomination, 6.30* sheet value
1st denomination, 9.00* sheet value
47p denomination, 14.10 sheet value
68p denomination, 20.40 sheet value
Thursday, April 21st Scott #:

Trooping the Colour
Set of 6 and miniature sheet

official London SW1 postmark

All values issued in sheets of 25 (one design)
1st denom, 7.50* sheet value
2nd denom, 5.25* sheet value
42p denom, 10.50 sheet value
60p denom, 15.00 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
1.12 denom, 28.00 sheet value
Miniature sheet (6 values) 3.33 face value.
Tuesday, June 7th Scott #:

End of the War
Miniature sheet of 5 1st class gold Machin definitives and a single 1st class stamp showing St Pauls Cathedral during WW2.

official Peacehaven 'dove' postmark.

miniature sheet of 6 (two designs),
1st denomination, 1.80* sheet value
Tuesday, July 5th Scott #:

Motorcycles
Featuring:
1st Norton F1, 1991
40p BSA Rocket 3, 1969
42p Vincent Black Shadow, 1949
47p Triumph Speed Twin, 1937
60p Brough Superior, 1930
68p Royal Enfield, 1914

Official Solihull 'spoked wheel' postmark

All values issued in sheets of 25 (one design).
1st denom, 7.50* sheet value
40p denom, 10.00 sheet value
42p denom, 10.50 sheet value
47p denom, 11.75 sheet value
60p denom, 15.00 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
Tuesday, July 19th Scott #:

London 2012 Olympic Host City

official It's London postmark

Miniature sheet of 6 (5 designs),
1st denomination, 1.80* sheet value
Friday, August 5th Scott #:

A Celebration of Food - Europa issue

official Cookstown 'empty plate' postmark

All values issued in sheets of 25 (one design).
1st denom, 7.50* sheet value
2nd denom, 5.25* sheet value
42p denom, 10.50 sheet value
47p denom, 11.75 sheet value
60p denom, 15.00 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
Tuesday, August 23rd Scott #:

GB stamps issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Independent Television

Classic ITV (Independent Television 50th Anniversary) featuring Morse, Emmerdale, Rising Damp, The Avengers, The South Bank Show,and Who Wants to be a Millionaire Also: Smilers sheet of 20 x 1st class stamps

Official London SE19 postmark (transmitter)

All values issued in sheets of 25 (one design)
1st denom, 7.50* sheet value
2nd denom, 5.25* sheet value
40p denom, 10.00 sheet value
43p denom, 10.75 sheet value
47p denom, 11.75 sheet value
57p denom, 14.25 sheet value
68p denom, 17.00 sheet value
Sheet of 20 stamps (1 design) and 20 labels 1st denom, 6.00 face value - sold for 6.50
Thursday, September 15th Scott #:

GB Pictorial Greetings definitive stamps issued 4.10.05

Pictorial Definitives/Greetings

official Windsor 'Royal Mail coat of arms' postmark

Self-adhesive booklet of 6 (6 designs)
1st denom, face value 1.80*
Tuesday, October 4th Scott #:

GB Ashes Winners miniature sheet issued 6.10.05

Cricket: Ashes Winners

no picture
available

Miniature Sheet of 4 (4 designs)
1st/68p denom, face value 1.96*
Thursday, October 6th Scott #:

Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar set of 6 stamps

Bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar
and Death of Lord Nelson

Set of 6 (in se-tenant pairs) and miniature sheet, also Nelson Prestige Book.

official Portsmouth 'HMS Victory' postmark

All values issues in sheets of 24 (two designs).
1st denom, 7.20* sheet value
42p denom, 10.08 sheet value
68p denom, 16.32 sheet value
Miniature sheet (1st/42p/68p) 2.80* face value
Tuesday, October 18th Scott #:

Christmas
Set of 6, plus miniature sheet, and booklets

official Bethlehem 'star' postmark

All stamps issued in self-adhesive sheets of 50 (one design)
2nd denom, 10.50* sheet value
1st denom, 15.00* sheet value
42p denom, 21.00 sheet value
60p denom, 30.00 sheet value
68p denom, 34.00 sheet value
1.12 denom, 56.00 sheet value
Miniature sheet (6 values) (conventionally gummed) 3.33 face value
Also in concertina-fold 'booklets':
2nd denom x 24, 5.04 face value 1st denom x 12, 3.60 face value
Tuesday, November 1st Scott #:

Christmas Robins Generic Smilers Sheet

No official FD postmark
for these stamps

Sheet of 20 stamps (2 designs) and 20 labels 1st/2nd denom x 10, 5.10 face value - sold for 5.60
Tuesday, November 1st Scott #:

Compiled by Norvic Philatelics
2005 de Vries Philatelic Media


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