Sunday 31 December 2017

1151. 🇬🇧 Royal Mail To Issue Game Of Thrones Stamps In 2018.

  🇬🇧 Royal Mail will issue a large number of items on 23 January 2018 on the subject of the television programme Game Of Thrones which is largely filmed in Northern Ireland. The issue will include a set of stamps, a miniature sheet, a retail booklet, a Prestige booklet, a Collectors Sheet and some Post and Go items.
  In Blog 796 I described the 10 'Smilers' stamps produced by a collaboration between Royal Mail and Tourism Ireland which were produced in a 10 stamp Collectors sheet. The stamps were the 1st Class Northern Ireland regional definitive with labels attached which depicted motifs from the television programme.
  I am at a disadvantage here as I still have never seen this programme but I realise that it is immensely popular and suppose, therefore, that Royal Mail has a winner on their hands with this issue with potentially very large sales of these items.
  I'm sure that details of this mega-issue will emerge over the next few days.

  🇧🇹 Bhutan Post issued a sheetlet of 8 different stamps and 1 accompanying miniature sheet on 30 November 2017 on the subject of 'Peaks of Bhutan'. This is another attractive issue which gives the collector a view of the country as all recent issues have done. Rating:- ****.
  The 'Bhutan pheasants' issue featured in Blog 1146 was also issued on 30 November 2017. 


  1. Game of Thrones stamps are really a dream come true. I already hoped that such stamps would be issued one day, but actually thought they would come in 2019 when the last season will be in TV.

    1. Thank you dustin15 for your comment. There is clearly a lot of interest in this issue and Royal Mail seems to have backed a winner.

  2. Thank you. I hope that I am able to continue to keep going on with details of stamp issues from the territories I'm interested in and sharing any thing that I find out. Best wishes WH.