Issue Date: 13th Sept 2018
Not only did the First World War claim millions of lives, it changed the course of history and transformed the lives of generations to come. We are proud to present the fourth part of a five year commemorative programme marking the centenary of its outbreak.
Each year of the war will be explored through a stamp which covers six key themes: Poppies, Poetry, War Art, Memorials and Artefacts. These themes combine to form a beautiful and poignant collection which serves as a fitting way to commemorate this tragic conflict.
This is the fifth and final issue in the series which started in 2014.
The stamps are:
1st Class – 100 Poppies, Zafer and Barbara Baran
1st Class – ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, Wilfred Owen
1st Class – Second Lieutenant Walter Tull
£1.55 – We are making a New World, Paul Nash
£1.55 – The Grave of the Unknown Warrior, Westminster Abbey, London
£1.55 – Lieutenant Francis Hopgood’s Goggles
Gun Rd, Stockport (Official) | Peacehaven | Poppy Mead, Ashford | ‘The Glorious Dead’, London SW1 | End of the War, London SW1P | Dulce et Decorum, Oswestry | National Memorial, Alrewas