Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Commemoratives

Stamps that mark anniversaries, special events or important people are called commemorative stamps. Another way of describing commemoratives is as pictorial stamps (stamps with pictures rather than the Queen’s Head). Pictorial stamps were first introduced by Royal Mail (then known as the General Post Office or GPO) in 1962, although there were many fore-runners such as those issued for the Coronations, Olympic Games and the British Empire Exhibitions in 1924 and 1925.