The BPMA houses some of Britain's most iconic objects from red pillar boxes and Royal Mail vans to Penny Black stamps. The Royal Mail Archive includes outstanding examples of mid-century modern graphic design in the form of posters and artwork by designers including Lewitt-Him, Tom Eckersley, Edward McKnight Kauffer and F.H.K. Henrion. Also included are thousands of iconic GPO 'hey-day' photographs, advertising design, postal maps and many unusual items such as our extensive collection of Valentines cards.

We have an ongoing licensing programme covering publishing image use and product development.

Publications Licensing

For information about using our images in publications please contact:

Emma Allen
Commercial Manager
020 7354 7273 

Product Development

We are happy to explore opportunities with potential commercial partners. Information on existing licencees is below.

Image of GPO Film Unit project with the BFI

GPO Film Unit project with the BFI

Digitally remastered GPO archive films now available on DVD

Image of Machin Stamp Collection range with Gift Republic

Machin Stamp Collection range with Gift Republic

A range of gifts, stationery and homeware featuring the Machin stamp.

Image of Greetings Cards with Umpen Editions

Greetings Cards with Umpen Editions

A stunning range of cards based on our iconic range of GPO posters.

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Image licensing with Bridgeman Art Library

Heritage photographs and images available for licensing through the Bridgeman Art Library.

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