THE NEW KING CHARLES III DEFINITIVE STAMP
The image of HM The King is an adapted version of the portrait created by Martin Jennings for the obverse of the new Royal Mint coinage and shows the new monarch facing to the left. The use of the coin image is a continuation of a long tradition stretching back to the creation of the Penny Black in 1840.
The colours for all four values are retained from the Machin definitive stamps that featured Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:
- 1st Class – Plum Purple
- 2nd Class – Holly Green
- 1st Class Large – Marine Turquoise
- 2nd Class Large – Dark Pine Green
To minimise the environmental and financial impact of the change of monarch, existing stocks of definitive stamps that feature Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be distributed and issued as planned and will remain valid for use in line with our recent transition to barcodes on definitive stamps.
A range of collectibles with all four new King Charles III stamps including a Presentation Pack and First Day Cover will be available to pre-order from 3 March. The stamps will go on general sale from 4 April.
Register your interest now and we will email you full details as soon as they are available to order.