A selection of Royal Mail's special stamps
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Royal Mail celebrates 50 years of special stamps

Royal Mail has been releasing special stamps to celebrate major events and famous faces for exactly 50 years.

In that time, more than 2,500 different designs have been released.

To mark the anniversary, Royal Mail is cataloguing its entire collection on a special website.

Philip Parker, head of stamp strategy at Royal Mail, explains how the designs are chosen.

  • 03 Jan 2015