About Great Britain

Great Britain was the first country in the world to issue stamps in 1840 when the famous Penny Black stamp was first issued. For this reason It was agreed that by UPU member countries that a profile of the reigning monarch was all that was required for identification of Britain's stamps. To this day the UK remains the only country not required to name itself on its stamps. For all other UPU members, the name must appear in Latin letters.

The stamps issued by GB are extremely well designed and collectors worldwide collect GB Stamps which are highly regarded as one of the best stamp issuing countries.

On the following section there are several important stamp issues recently released by Great Britain’s official issuing administration Royal Mail.