Thursday 15 December 2022

2214.🇬🇧 Royal Mail 2023 New Issues.


2023 New issue programmes -

🇬🇧 Royal Mail -

This list is published on the Stamp Boards discussion website and Ian Billings has confirmed on that site that these are the details sent by Royal Mail in recent weeks. Ian now also gives the details on his Norvic Philatelics site. Most of the subjects are trivial and inane but I suppose it’s all a matter of taste.

12 January - Iron Maiden (aged popular musical group)

16 February - X Men (American comic and film characters)

9 March  -  The Flying Scotsman (famous steam locomotive)

 23 March - Flowers 

13 April - The legend of Robin Hood

6 May - Succession of King Charles III (stated date is the date of the Coronation)

17 May - Blackadder (BBC comedy television programme)

8 June - Warhammer (electronic game)

25 June - 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush bringing Caribbean migrants to the United Kingdom

13 July - River wildlife

10 August - Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books

5 September - To be announced

21 September - Dame Shirley Bassey (aged singer)

19 October - Harry Potter, book and film character

2 November - Christmas

A post crossing site referenced on Stamp Boards includes an illustration of the Iron Maiden stamps which again bear the head of Queen Elizabeth II.


  1. As a point of information, Warhammer is originally a tabletop wargame, which has subsequently spawned electronic games.

  2. Nothing here to make me regret my decision to stop collecting UK stamps earlier this year.

    Royal Mail really has lost the plot.

  3. I will probably love the Blackadder stamps, but the face value plus dealer markup and postage (I don't live in the UK) will make it too expensive...

    1. Buy direct from Royal Mail at face value.

  4. Will the queen's head really be on the Iron Maiden issue?

    1. Yes, these will have been designed and printed months ago. Indeed we may not see any indication of the change of reign on special stamps until the definitives are issued: it would be odd indeed to have a small profile of the King before the definitives.