Icons of England
The ICONS project aims to paint a virtual portrait of England through an exploration of everything that we cherish in our culture, from Stonehenge to the humble cup of tea.
You can visit the ICONS Online website at www.icons.org.uk to nominate your own icons and cast votes for or against a list of nominations compiled by the public.
There are many parts of postal heritage that could be considered 'icons'... the Penny Black, the Machin design (the Queen's head on today's stamps, probably the most reproduced portrait in human history), or the pillar box (but which type?). Many of the things which have successfully made it on the list of icons have featured on postage stamps. We have taken a look at some of the successful nominations, and found stamps in our collections that feature, or are linked to them.
Simply click on the images below to find out which icons have featured on British stamps over the years.