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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New Definitive Value for England.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New Definitive Value for England.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New definitive Value for Wales.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New definitive Value for Wales.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New definitive Value for Scotland.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New definitive Value for Scotland.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New Definitive Value for Northern Ireland.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. New Definitive Value for Northern Ireland.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. The Royal Horticultural Society1804-2004 A Bicentenary Celebration.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. The Royal Horticultural Society1804-2004 A Bicentenary Celebration.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. Cyrmu/Wales Issued15/6/04.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. Cyrmu/Wales Issued15/6/04.
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U.K.2004 F.D.C. Woodland Animals Issued16/9/04.
U.K.2004 F.D.C. Woodland Animals Issued16/9/04.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. The Crimean War Issued 12/10/04 Love the beards.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. The Crimean War Issued 12/10/04 Love the beards.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce 1754-2004 Issued10/8/04.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce 1754-2004 Issued10/8/04.
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U.K. 2004 F.D.C. Christmas 2004. Issued 2/11/04.
U.K. 2004 F.D.C. Christmas 2004. Issued 2/11/04.
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2006 GB 80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps. SG2620-2627 ( issue date: 18th April 2006 )
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2006 GB World Cup Football Championship Stamps, Germany. World Cup Winners. SG2628-2633 ( issue date: 6th June 2006 )
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2006 GB Modern Architecture Stamps. SG2634-2639 ( issue date: 20th June 2006 )
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Some stunning photography used for those architecture stamps.

About the stamps - and the buildings, and the occupants:

1st class 30 St Mary Axe, London (Foster and Partners)
This building, affectionately known as The Gherkin, is on the site formerly occupied by the Baltic Exchange, an historic building damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992. It is Swiss Re's London Headquarters.
The architects, Foster and Partners, crafted a distinctive cone-like shape to reduce the wind turbulence around the Gherkin. It was completed in 2004 and opened on 28 April, 2004. Its design won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building by a RIBA architect in 2004.
It was the first time that the prize jury was unanimous in their decision. The building uses energy-saving methods which allow it to use half the power a similar tower would consume. Gaps in each floor create six shafts that serve as a natural ventilation system for the entire building (even though required firebreaks on every sixth floor interrupt the "chimney"). The shafts create a giant double glazing effect; air is sandwiched between two layers of glazing and insulates the office space inside.

42p (40p) Maggie's Centre, Dundee. (Frank O. Gehry)
Built in the landscaped grounds of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee's 'Maggie's Centre' is a cancer daycare center run as an independent charity. The growing chain of Maggie's Centres are named for, and inspired by, Maggie Keswick Jencks, who herself died from cancer in 1995.
This is the third Maggie's Centre to be built from a list of 10 commissioned from leading-edge architects, including Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Richard Rogers Partnership.
The financing for Maggie's Centre in Dundee came from charitable donations and local fund raising. Los Angeles-based Frank Gehry, who was a close friend of Maggie Jencks, waived his fee. The building, Frank Gehry's first in the UK, is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful Tay estuary and the landscape beyond.


44p Selfridges (Department Store), Birmingham (Future Systems)
Part of the redeveloped Birmingham Bullring Selfridges store has been described as "not so much architecture-as-ocean-liner berthed alongside Moor Street station, but a vast cliff of a building... as distinctive and eye-catching as the white cliffs of Dover." (Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian.)
Designed by innovative architects Future Systems, Selfridges Birmingham is a building like no other. An iconic landmark clad with over 15,000 spun aluminium disks, the new building introduces a new wave of architecture into Birmingham, the UK's second city.
The client's demand for a new kind of department store has allowed the architects to develop a new typology of retail building. By inverting the stone-clad norm and manipulating form in three dimensions, they have produced extraordinary architecture within a regular construction programme and within budget.


50p (47p) Downland Gridshell, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, near Chichester (Edward Cullinan Architects)
The building comprises two elements: the heavily constructed artefact store, partly buried in the ground to achieve the required steady climatic conditions via thermal mass; and the workshop building above, which is enclosed by a lightweight timber gridshell providing a generous amount of daylight. The site is a treasured landscape within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Downland Gridshell is an innovative modern timber gridshell structure intended to become the national centre for the conservation and study of traditional timber-frame buildings.
The gridshell, which uses new techniques, researched especially for this project, houses the Weald and Downland Museum's collections in an open access store. The project has attracted considerable interest, and the process of construction has been accessible to visitors.


64p (64p) An Turas, Isle of Tiree. (Sutherland Hussey Architects for Tiree Arts)
An Turas means 'The Journey': this structure is designed as a 'shelter' for those intending to board the island ferry, but was also described by one islander as "two walls and a telephone box with no phone". The 2003 Scottish Building of the Year allows visitors to explore different ways of looking at the natural and built environments on Tiree.
The An Turas Ferry Shelter opened in 2003. It was commissioned by Tiree Arts Enterprise and sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council.
The intention was to design a shelter which is also a sculpture that stimulates public imagination by evoking the sensations of the island. The shelter takes the form of a tunnel and has been described variously as bizarrely unusual, an outstanding example of architecture and generally useless. It remains highly controversial, especially with the local population.

72p (68p) The Deep, Hull Terry Farrell.
The Deep tells the story of oceans from the dawn of time, through the present and into the future. Boasting Europe's deepest viewing tunnel and a magical ride ascending through 10 metres of water, The Deep explores the birth of the planet and the first marine life forms. The Deep is a charitable public aquarium dedicated to increasing peoples enjoyment and understanding of the World's oceans. It first opened its doors in March 2002 and so far has welcomed over 2 million visitors from the UK and abroad.
The £45.5 million Millennium Commission lottery scheme is one of Terry Farrell and Partners' landmark projects. It comprises two buildings. The visitor attraction, located at the south-west point of the site also houses the Learning Centre, the Total Environment Simulator and the University of Hull's research facility. The Business Centre, a simple linear structure close to the site's western edge will help fund and contribute marine based research to the educational part of the scheme.
A central objective was to create a building with a bold, pioneering image for the city of Hull. The four-storey visitor attraction housing a world-class aquarium exhibition is therefore designed to be a dramatic icon.
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Thanks Ian for posting that, A very Interesting read.

I live about ten minutes from Selfridges in Birmingham ( 44p stamp )

The description is spot on "not so much architecture-as-ocean-liner berthed alongside Moor Street station, but a vast cliff of a building... as distinctive and eye-catching as the white cliffs of Dover." (Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian.)

Its a strange site when you view it from St Martins church at the back
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2006 GB 150th Anniversary of National Portrait Gallery Stamps. London SG2640-2649 ( issue date: 18th July 2006 )
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2006 GB Stamps. " Pricing in Proportion"
SG2650 ( 2nd ) Bright Blue
SG2651 ( 1st ) Gold

SG2652 ( 2nd ) Large Blue
SG2653 ( 1st ) Large Gold


( issue date: 1st August - 12th September )
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2006 GB Stamps. " Pricing in Proportion"

Self Adhesive.

SG2654 ( 2nd ) Blue
SG2655 ( 1st ) Gold

SG2656 ( 2nd ) Large Blue
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Pricing in Proportion stamps. Contemporary write-up:

"Pricing in Proportion" will split 'letters' into three types: letters, large letters, and packets. While the price of sending a standard item will not change, from 21 August items that exceed 240mm length, 165 mm width, 5mm thickness and 100g in weight will be charged as Large Letters. The upper limit for Large Letters will be 353mm long, 250mm wide, 25mm thick and 100g weight. Items above these size limits will be treated as packets. This new pricing structure better reflects the actual cost of handling these items as they are too large to be sorted by machines. The weight limit for standard letters will rise from 60g to 100g.

New Large Letter 1st and 2nd class definitive stamps will be introduced from 1 August, and 1st and 2nd Class definitives for standard letters will be redesigned with a new larger service indicator.



The date of issue was not always what Royal Mail said it was. This is what I wrote over the year as things changed:
The issue programme is as follows: Updates in blue
25 April - PIP information on retail booklets of 6 x 1st, 12 x 1st & 12 x 2nd.
16 May - Business sheets of 100 x 1st and 100 x 2nd issued with PIP information on top panel.


The new PIP stamps will be issued from 1 August as shown below. First Day Covers will be produced for these stamps - more details later.
1 August - sheet issues with ordinary gum by De La Rue in new designs:
1st (32p) and 2nd (23p) small letters definitives in sheets, 1st class with 2 phosphor bands and 2nd class with centre band as expected.
1st (44p) and 2nd (37p) large letters definitives in sheets, both 1st & 2nd class with 2 phosphor bands, issued in sheets of 100, 5x20; plus
two additional Machin definitives in existing design, 14p salmon-pink and 12p dark turquoise, both with 2 phosphor bands.
(These colour descriptions may equate to the earlier 25p and 20p stamps.) The 12p stamp will be used to upgrade 1st class large letters from the small letter rate, and the 14p stamp serves the same purpose for 2nd class. A presentation pack will be available containing all 6 new stamps.

15 August - 1st & 2nd large letter stamps in self-adhesive books of 4 by Walsall Security Print,
2nd class coil - conventional gum, printer not yet known;
First Day Covers for booklet and coil stamps will be available.

12 September - 1st & 2nd class letter PIP in self-adhesive books of 12 and 1st class letter PIP in self-adhesive books of 6; 1st & 2nd class letter PIP self-adhesive Business Sheets of 100, all by Walsall Security Print - First Day Covers will be available; changed from 5 September, and 15 August.

* Pre-release. The 15 August Large Letter booklets were distributed to many POs with the 1 August sheet stamps, so it is not surprising that some booklets were placed on sale on the earlier date. We have reports from Chester, but also the early distribution to a non-trade customer by the Philatelic Bureau.
Further contemporary thoughts on how to produce FDCs, especially those that Royal Mail did not producce:

The implications for FDCs are being assessed, and our first thoughts are that 3 FDCs will be the minimum:
1 August - set of 6 sheet stamps, 1st & 2nd both sizes, plus 12p & 14p;
15 August* - pair of Large Letter self-adhesive stamps and 2nd class coil strip; possibly also booklet panes of 4 on FDC(s).
* Whilst it is logical to collect 'Large Letter' stamps on Large FDCs we will only produce these on request. The size would be 250x175mm.
12 September - pair of self-adhesive 'Letter' stamps. We are assuming that the stamps in booklets of 6/12 will not be appreciably different to those in sheets of 100, but we hope to have the stamps far enough in advance to establish any differences in time to report them here before the issue date.
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2006 GB 70th Anniversary of the Year of Three Kings Miniature Sheet Stamps. MS2658 ( issue date: 31st August 2006 )
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2006 GB 150th Anniversary of the Victoria Cross Stamps. ( 1st issue ) SG2659-2664 ( issue date: 21st September 2006
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2006 GB Miniature Sheet MS2665 150th Anniversary of the Victoria Cross stamps.
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2006 GB 150th Anniversary of the Victoria Cross ( 2nd issue ) Booklet Stamp. SG2666
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2006 GB Europa. Integration. Sounds of Britain Stamps. SG2667-2671 ( issue date: 3rd October 2006 )
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2006 GB Smilers ( 2nd series ). Occasions. Booklet Stamps. SG2672-2677 ( issue date: 17th October 2006 )
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