Royal Mail’s first 2017 issue to celebrate Prehistoric Britain

January 17, 2017 by Stanley Gibbons

On 17 January (today), Royal mail will issue eight stamps in se-tenant pairs exploring how ancient Britons lived in prehistoric times. The stamps (2×1st Class, 2×£1.05, 2×£1.33 and 2×£1,52) show iconic prehistoric sites along with some of the most well-preserved artefacts found around the UK. The images on the stamps have been cleverly created to show how people lived or worked with the objects depicted and tell the story of the social and technological evolution of early Britons that took place during the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age and up to the Iron Age.

The stamps present a timeline from an ancient ritual of 11,000 years ago, to the Iron Age of around 300 BC. Get a glimpse of some of the treasures on the BBC website.

For a more in-depth look at each of the featured artefacts and how they have been incorporated on the stamps, see the latest GSM.

Royal Mail Ancient Britain Set
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