Monday, 16 November 2020 05:07

Great Britain Stamp Issue programmes 2021. and 2022.

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Great Britain Stamp Issue programmes 2021. and 2022. Great Britain Stamp Issue programmes 2021. and 2022.

We are expecting that, even with the first stamp issue of 2021 coming in mid-January, we don't expect Royal Mail to make any announcement about the year until after Christmas.

This post was going to be about an almost certain stamp issue for 2022 but a comment was proposed on the Star Trek post - because there wasn't anywhere relevant to post this thought.

So, Martin, here is your comment

I'm sensing a set of Prince Charles stamps are destined for 2021, just getting a feeling the Queen is going to step down. I know this is a bit random posting this in here, but there isn't anywhere else I can type this, as we do not know what is upon us on the stamp schedule for 2021.

 I think it has been established, over the years, that for all the musings of her citizens, Queen Elizabeth II made a promise to the nation as princess in 1947, on her 21st birthday, that she would serve us to the end of her days:

"I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

 And with the announcement today (reported here on the BBC) that "The Queen, 94, hopes as many people as possible across the UK will have the opportunity to join the celebrations of her Platinum anniversary", I think we can assume that there will be at least one special stamp in 2022, and possibly yet another new colour for the Machin definitive - though I can't quite think what colour that would be.

And another issue for 2022 will be for the (postponed from 2020) London 2022 International Stamp Exhibition.

The 2021 programme will be posted on the blog as soon as we are able. But your suggestions here are welcome.