Tuesday 13 July 2021

1907. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Royal Mail At The Seaside.

  ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Now displayed on the Royal Mail Stamps and Collectables internet site are the various items due to be issued on 22 July 2021 under the title ‘Wild coasts’, a very agreeable set of 10 stamps, 1 miniature sheet, 1 ‘Collector’s sheet’ and I counter booklet of 2 self-adhesive stamps plus 4 Machin Head definitive stamps all depicting British marine wildlife. I have previously shown illustrations of the stamps here but now include the better quality illustrations in this Blog. The 10 stamps were designed by Steers McGiven Eves and the miniature sheet was designed by Royal Mail Group Ltd from illustrations by Maรฏti Franchi and were lithographed by International Security Printers. The stamps are perforated 14.5 and those in the miniature sheet are perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- ***.

Upcoming new issues from Guernsey Post are:-

Issues inscribed ‘Alderney’ - 1 September 2021 - ‘Celebrating the Life of Prince Philip’ - 4 stamp                                                1 September 2021 - Frances Burnett Hodgson and The Secret Garden - 6 stamps (see Blog1906)

 Issues inscribed ‘Guernsey’  -   1 September 2021 - Sepac - Old maps of Guernsey - 6 stamps.

                                                     1 September  2021 - Centenary of The Royal British Legion, part 3 - 1 stamp.




  1. What is a ‘Collector’s sheet’?
    Is this valid philatelic product?
    Or just stamps _attached_ to a base with "labels"

    1. It is a sheetlet containing stamps from a set with attached labels which have no postal validity. The ‘Collector’s sheets’ are usually sold at a premium price. They could£ be viewed as valid philatelic products.

    2. The stamps are valid for postage, the price is only marginally over face value, and older ones are incrasingly being used for discount postage so, yes they are a valid product in the same way that the miniature sheet and stamps are.