Royal Mail is celebrating 20th-century British ingenuity and innovation with a set of 10 ‘design classics’ stamps published on 13 January. Debate on what to feature must have raged long and hard, but the final shortlist included stalwarts like the Spitfire and the Mini, alongside more quirky choices like the Anglepoise lamp and Robin Day’s Polyprop chair. 

The impeccably designed stamp images were art directed by HGV, while totalcontent provided two separate commentaries for a dinky ‘prestige stamp book’ and a presentation pack. Both texts describe and contextualise the significance of the designs, and explain how they managed to book their place in history. And you can get your hands on these must-have collectables here.

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