Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Working Horses - 4 February 2014

The second Royal Mail stamp issue of 2014 shows Working Horses.   This set salutes the contribution horses still make to working life in the UK, from the ceremonial horses of the Kings Troop to Police Horses and horses used in environmentally-sensitive locations for forestry.

One 1st Class stamps celebrate the work of the Riding for the Disabled Association, which provides therapy and enjoyment to almost 30,000 people a year.

Horse Riding for the disabled stanp. Stamp showing ceremonial horses of the Kings Troop.

Dray Horses from Hook Norton Brewery stamp. Stamp showing Royal Mews Carriage Horses.

Stamp showing 2 police horses. Stamp showing forestry horse.
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1st Class - Riding for the Disabled Association;
Ceremonial horses of the Kings Troop.

88p Dray Horses pulling a dray from Hook Norton Brewery;
Royal Mews Carriage Horses.

£1.28 - pair of police horses; a forestry horse.

Technical details:
The 41 x 30 mm stamps were designed by Michael Denny and Harold Battern, and printed in sheets of 25/50 by International Security Printers, in lithography and perforated 14.5 x 14.
All images copyright Royal Mail ©2014
Acknowledgements: Riding for the Disabled Association photograph by Phil Sayer;
The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses © Corbis;
Dray Horses photograph by John Wildgoose;
Royal Mews Carriage Horses photograph by Pawel Libera – Royal Collection Trust /© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013;
Police Horses photograph by John Ross;
Forestry Horse © Marc Hill/Alamy. Pack Design: Jack Renwick Studio. Words: Dr Elaine Walker.

Products issued - we will not be stocking these 

Set of 6 stamps
Presentation Pack containing set  
Set of 6 stamp cards
First Day Cover

Special first day of issue postmarks will be shown here. These cannot be obtained the date of issue; more may be added. Not to scale.

Official Tallents House postmark.    Working Horses Horseheath FD postmark. Horseheath non-pictorial FD postmark.
London postmark showing horse.
Birmingham postmark showing horse in agriculture.
Ref FD1402TH
Official Bureau postmark
Ref FD1402PL
Horseheath, Cambridge, official first day of issue postmark
Ref FD1402NP
Horseheath non-pictorial official first day of issue postmark
Ref L13022
Working Horses
London SE18
Ref M13028
Working Horses, The Horseshoe, Birmingham
Postmark showing horse collar.
Postmark horse collar.
Postmark showing coat of arms of Worshipful Company of Farriers.

Ref L13023 Working Horses, Teddington, Dunstable
Ref S13034  Working Horses, Clydesdale, Lanark
Ref L13024 Worshipful Company of Farriers, King's Langley, Herts

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This page created 27 January 2014

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