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Great Britain announced its 2020 Stamp Programme on Monday, 6 January 2020.  On the same date, preorders began for the Video Games set.  It has also been rumored that a stamp may be issued marking the 250th death anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven.

21 January 2020

British Video Games

Great Britain: Video Games, 21 January 2020. All images from Royal Mail.

Stamp specifications
Stamp format: Landscape
Stamp size: 50mm x 30mm
Design: Supple Studio and Bitmap Books
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14 x 14
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Gum: PVA

An action-packed collection celebrating classic UK-designed video games that put the ‘joy’ in ‘joystick’. A fun set of Stamps and Collectibles to get your thumbs twitching.

A collection of eight Special Stamps featuring action-packed scenes from the greatest video games created in the UK during the 1980s and ’90s.

Each stamp features an image from the original game, its title and year of launch.

All stamps in perfect mint condition.

Two First Class stamps, two Second Class stamps, two £1.55 stamps and two £1.60 stamps.

Elite | 1984 | BBC Micro and Acorn Electron Second Class
Dizzy | 1987 | ZX Spectrum £1.60
Populous | 1989 | Commodore Amiga £1.60
Lemmings | 1991 | Commodore Amiga First Class
Micro Machines | 1991 | Sega Mega Drive £1.55
Sensible Soccer | 1992 | Commodore Amiga First Class
Wipeout | 1995 | Sony Playstation £1.55
Worms | 1995 | Commodore Amiga Second Class

Great Britain: Video Games (miniature sheet), 21 January 2020. Images from Royal Mail.

Stamp specifications
Stamp format: Landscape
Stamp size: 41mm x 30mm
Design: Supple Studio and Bitmap Books
Printer: International Security Printers
Print process: Lithography
Perforations: 14.5 x 14
Phosphor Bars as appropriate
Gum: PVA

This action-packed collectible charts the adventures of the world’s favourite video game heroine. Celebrating the origins, evolution and influence of one of the world’s favourite video games.

Features Tomb Raider heroine Lara Croft in scenes from four games spanning 17 years.

Derby-based Core Design’s iconic game spawned three blockbuster movies.

This action-packed set includes two First Class and two £1.55 stamps.

Atlantean Scion | Tomb Raider | 1996 First Class
Ora Dagger | Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft | 1998 £1.55
Philosopher’s Stone | Tomb Raider Chronicles | 2000 £1.55
Ceremonial Dagger | Tomb Raider | 2013 First Class

Great Britain: Tomb Raider Collector’s Sheet. 21 January 2020. Image from Royal Mail.

The world’s favourite video game heroine stars in stunning scenes from adventures spanning 17 years.

This Tomb Raider souvenir includes 10 Miniature Sheet stamps alongside labels featuring Lara Croft in action across various locations.

The stamps are set against a dramatic image from 2018’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider – the 18th game in this iconic series.

Great Britain: Video Games (presentation pack), 21 January 2020. Images from Royal Mail.

Seasoned gamers, young players and collectors will enjoy exploring the stamps, stories and images featured in this colourful celebration of classic video games.

This action-packed collectible contains all eight Special Stamps and the Tomb Raider Miniature Sheet.

The Special Stamps depict scenes from landmark UK-designed titles from the 1980s and ’90s.

The Miniature Sheet’s stamps feature Lara Croft in action across four different adventures.

Hotshot player and acclaimed journalist Julian ‘Jaz’ Rignall recalls the characters, graphics and challenges that made these games so popular.

Great Britain: Video Games (Limited Edition Gamer Collectors Pack). Images from Royal Mail.

A colourful collectible celebrating classic UK-designed video games that will appeal to seasoned gamers and young players alike.

A limited-edition publication and postcard set presented in a silver case.

This memorable souvenir is individually numbered limited to just 2,500 units.

An action-packed publication and postcard set presented in a silver case.

The booklet includes stories about the origins and impact of the iconic UK-designed video games featured in this collection.

A set of eight unique postcards features every Video Games Special Stamp.

Includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Great Britain: Video Games (6x 1st Class Stamp Book), 21 January 2020. Images from Royal Mail.

Two Tomb Raider Miniature Sheet First Class Stamps and four First Class definitives.

Stamps set against a backdrop of iconic settings from Lara Croft’s adventures.

Atlantean Scion | Tomb Raider | 1996 First Class

Ceremonial Dagger | Tomb Raider | 2013 First Class

Great Britain: Video Games (first day cover), 21 January 2020. Images from Royal Mail.

Great Britain: Video Games (PHQ cards), 21 January 2020. Images from Royal Mail.

Seasoned gamers and young players alike will enjoy receiving these Video Games postcards.

A set of 13 enlarged images featuring video game scenes from the Special Stamps and Miniature Sheet.

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