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Great Britian

2007 Great Britain Stamp Schedule
The Virtual Stamp Club
As of 6 July 2007

This schedule represents the latest information from Royal Mail supplemented by information from other sources. The information is subject to change, and no responsibility is taken for errors, omissions or changes. However, if you do notice any wrong links or errors, please email Ian Billings.

*Cancellation images: for all new stamp issues Royal Mail produces two First Day of Issue postmarks, the alternative to the Philatelic Bureau cancellation being shown here. In addition there are usually many sponsored postmarks for new issues, often of a pictorial nature reflecting the stamp designs. For each issue these can be seen by clicking on the Issue Title in column 2. The individual pages linked here will always be updated before this index page, so click on the title for the latest information.

All images are Copyright Royal Mail Group plc. Reproduced by kind permission of Royal Mail Group plc, all rights reserved.

Stamp images are normally released about 20 weeks before the issue.

1998 Schedule :: 2005 Schedule :: 2006 Schedule

Postage rates will rise on 2 April in the traditional annual increase.
Approved 2007 rates are shown below with existing rates in brackets:
  • domestic standard letter 1st (100g): 34p (+2p)
  • domestic standard letter 2nd (100g): 24p (+1p)
  • domestic large letter 1st (100g): 48p (+4p)
  • domestic large letter 2nd (100g): 40p (+3p)
  • International (Air-Europe 20g): 48p (+4p)
  • International (Air-Zone 1/2, 20g or surface 60g): 78p (+6p)
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: Click any stamp images to see a larger picture of the stamps.

Issue Date & Picture
All stamps have nationwide release.

Issue title & description

Cancellation image
(See note above*)

Comments
Scott Catalog Number(s)
SG Catalogue Number(s)


Tuesday 9 January

The Beatles
1st class, 64p & 72p stamps, 2 of each value.
Miniature sheet of 4 x 1st class with different designs.
Discussion

Official Liverpool postmark for The Beatles stamps.

All in self-adhesive sheets of 30 stamps of each value.
Miniature sheet: water-activated gum.


Tuesday 16 January

Retail booklet: Love stamp
Retail booklet containing 6 x 1st class stamps, one of which will be the Love Greetings stamp.

No First Day Postmark is
expected as these designs
have been issued before.

Booklet of 6 x 1st class stamps, initial selling price 1.92*


Tuesday 1 February

Sea Life of the British Coast
10 x 1st class stamps, including starfish, jellyfish, octopus, seal, crab.

official Seal Sands postmark showing a sea shell.

Block of 10 x 1st class stamps (ten designs se-tenant)
In sheets of 30.


Tuesday, 6 February

Lion and Shield Smilers Sheet

This date was announced in error: issue date is 23 April.


Thursday 13 February
'Sky at Night' set of stamps.

The Sky at Night
set of 6 showing Nebulae
1st class, 50p, 72p two designs in each value.
The backing paper is printed with information about the subjects of the stamps.

Discussion

official postmark Bristol.

In sheets of 30 self-adhesive in se-tenant pairs.


Thursday, 1 March

World of Invention
Set of 6 stamps featuring cartoon views of various inventions.
1st class, 64p & 72p - 2 designs for each value. Also Miniature Sheet and Prestige Stamp Book
Issue coincides with Spring Stampex

Discussion

official Menai Bridge postmark showing dragon.

In sheets of 30 self-adhesive in se-tenant pairs; miniature sheet conventionally gummed..


Thursday, 1 March
St David's Day
Glorious Wales Smilers Sheet

Glorious Wales Smilers Sheet
The first self-adhesive Country Stamp.
The Wales 1st class with 10 views of Wales. Captions in Welsh and English
Issue coincides with Spring Stampex

Discussion

Although a major variation on the
already issued stamp, there was no
official First Day Postmark.
However other postmarks available
for the Inventions stamps
can be used on these

Sheet 20 x 1st, face value £6.40* sold for £6.95*


Thursday, 22 March

Abolition of the Slave Trade
Set of 6 showing some of the most notable campaigners. 1st class, 50p & 72p - two designs in each value.
Discussion

official Hull postmark

In sheets of 30 in se-tenant pairs.


Tues 27 March
machin definitive stamps.
44p & 72p stamps for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England

Machin and Country definitives
16p pink Machin (2nd class make-up stamp); 48p rhododendron Machin (10gr Europe & postcard rate); 50p grey Machin (colour change only); 54p rust Machin (10gr & postcard worldwide air rate); 78p emerald (Worldwide 20gr letter rate)
48p (Oak tree) & 78p (rose) England
48p (Thistle) & 78p (Tartan) Scotland
48p (Daffodil) & 78p (Prince of Wales feathers) Wales
48p (lace) & 78p (Beleek porcelain) Northern Ireland

5 official postmarks for
Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff,
London and Windsor

All values in sheets of 200

The 46p yellow-gold is to be reissued; it will be from a new printing but is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue.
1st & 2nd class 'Large Letter' stamps will be issued in self-adhesive Business Sheets of 50


Monday 23rd April
St George's Day
England miniature sheet

Celebrating England
Miniature sheet

Official postmark St George's Telford

2 x 1st class (34p when first sold), 2 x 78p stamps in miniature sheet


Monday 23rd April
St George's Day
Glorious England Smilers stamp sheet.

Glorious England Smilers Sheet
20 copies of 1st class Country stamp, self-adhesive, with 10 scenic labels.

No First Day postmark as the 1st class stamp has been previously issued, though not in self-adhesive form

Sheet of 20 x 1st class, face value 6.80*, selling price 7.35


Tuesday 15th May
'Beaside the Seaside' set of 6 stamps

Beside the Seaside
Set of 6 colourful stamps. 1st class, 46p, 48p, 54p, 69p, 78p
Discussion

Blackpool first day postmark.

Sheets of 25


Thursday 17th May
Wembley Stadium miniature Sheet.

Opening of Wembley Stadium
Originally planned for Spring 2006, the revised version has a new date and new face values.
Discussion

Wembley first day of issue postmark.

Miniature sheet:
1st class (World Cup 2002); 2 x 2nd , 2 x 78p England country stamps, original face value 2.38


Thursday 17th May
Wembley Stadium Smilers Sheet.

Wembley Stadium Smilers Sheet
Labels show scenes from the history of the old Wembley Stadium.

Wembley first day of issue postmark.

First sold for 7.35, face value 6.80*


Tuesday 5 June
Miniature sheet to mark 40th anniversary of 1st Machin stamp.

Machin definitive: 40th Anniversary
Miniature sheet of 4 stamps
Two 1st class commemoratives, existing 1 Machin, and new 1 ruby Machin definitives.
There will also be a Smilers Sheet and Prestige Stamp Booklet, and a new retail book of 1st class Machins.

Discussion

Windsor FDI postmark.

Sheet first sold for 2.68
Smilers Sheet for 7.35, face value 6.80*


Tuesday 5 June
1 ruby Machin definitive.

Machin definitive 1 ruby
To replace violet 1 on occasion of 40th (ruby) anniversary of design

Windsor FDI postmark.

In sheets of 200


Tuesday 5 June
2nd class pre-PIP De La Rue Machin.

2nd class Machin definitive
Reversion to pre-PIP design, printed by De La Rue, water-activated gum

Windsor FDI postmark.

In sheets of 200, initially sold for 24p


Tuesday 3 July
Set of 6 Grand Prix Stamps.

Grand Prix (Formula 1)
Set of 6 stamps 2 each of 1st class, 54p, 78p
Discussion

Silverstone FDI postmark.

Sheets of 25


Tuesday 17 July
Set of 7 Harry Potter Stamps.

Harry Potter
Se-tenant set of 7 x 1st class stamps
Discussion

Broom FDI postmark.

Sheets of 28 (4 rows of 7)


Tuesday 17 July
Harry Potter Stamps miniature sheet.

Harry Potter
Miniature sheet of 5 stamps
Also in these designs, Smilers sheet of 20 stamps & labels.

Broom FDI postmark.

Initial selling price 1.70*


Thursday 26 July
GB Scouting Centenary stamp set.

Scouting Centenary: Europa Issue
Set of 6 stamps
1st class, 46p, 48p, 54p, 69p, 78p
Also set of 6 pre-paid postcards, 3 x 1st class, 3 x 54p airmail

Discussion

Brownsea Island FDI postmark.

Sheets of 25


Tuesday 4 September
GB Endangered birds block of 10 stamps.

Endangered Species - Birds
10 x 1st class stamps, se-tenant.
Discussion

Dartford FDI postmark.

Sheets of 30


Thursday 20 September
GB British Army Uniforms stamps.

British Army Uniforms, Part 1
Set of 6 stamps, 3 x 1st class, 3 x 78p. A Prestige Stamp Book accompanies this issue.
Issue coincides with Autumn Stampex

Discussion

Boot postmark for Army Uniforms stamps.

Sheets of 30 (5 rows of 6) of each value


Tuesday 16 October
GB Sounds of Britain stamps.

Queen Elizabeth II 60th Wedding Anniversary
Set of 6 se-tenant monochrome, 2 x 1st class, 2 x 54p, 2 x 78p
Discussion

Details awaited

Sheets of 30 in se-tenant pairs


Tuesday 16 October
GB Sounds of Britain stamps.

Queen Elizabeth II 60th Wedding Anniversary
Miniature sheet of 4 stamps, 69p, 78p 2 x 1st class

Details awaited

Initial selling price 2.15*


Tuesday 6 November
awaiting image

Christmas
2007 Christmas stamps, miniature sheet and Smilers sheet.

BETHLEHEM
Details awaited


Thursday 8 November
GB 'Lest We Forget' remembrance  miniature sheet stamps image.

"Lest We Forget" - Miniature sheet
Miniature sheet containing a 1st class Poppy stamp and 4 x 78p country stamps.
A souvenir remembrance sheet of 20 Poppy stamps with attached labels will also be issued.

Details awaited

Initial selling price 3.46*;
'Smilers'-style sheet initial selling price 7.35 (face value 6.80*)


Friday 30 November

awaiting image

Glorious Scotland Smilers sheet
Sheet of 20 Scotland 1st class stamps with pictorial labels, against a background of St Andrew's flag.

Details awaited

Sold for 7.35, face value 6.80*


Compiled by John Cropper
data verification and support provided by Norvic Philatelics
©2006/7 deVries Philatelic Media


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