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    Joan Maud Littlewood (6 October 1914 – 20 September 2002) was an English theatre director, best known for her work in developing the left-wing Theatre Workshop. Known as "The Mother of Modern Th...
  • Dr. Max Ferdinand Perutz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1962 (1914 - 2002)
    Max Ferdinand Perutz , OM, CH, CBE, FRS (May 19, 1914, Vienna, Austria – February 6, 2002, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel ...
  • Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914 - 1953)
    Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radi...
  • Alistair Edward Brownlee
    Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete, and the current Olympic champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He is also a back-to-ba...

People on British Commemorative Stamps

The policy followed by the Royal Mail is that the only identifiable living people depicted on British stamps are the monarch and other members of the Royal Family (or people imminently marrying into it).

This policy has only occasionally been broken. In the 1967 issue commemorating the solo round the world voyage of Gipsy Moth IV a person appears as an unidentifiable blob on the yacht – as there was only one person on board it must have been Francis Chichester. Similarly in the issue honouring Freddie Mercury, drummer Roger Taylor can be seen in the background.

The rule was again broken in December 2003 when players from England's victory over Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final were shown; however, no faces appeared.

The rule was finally abandoned with the release on 6 October 2005 of a set of stamps to commemorate the English cricket team's victory over Australia in the 2005 Ashes series. The four stamps clearly and deliberately depict members of the team including captain Michael Vaughan and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff. A series of stamps released in January 2007 featured some of the most famous Beatles album covers, which also show members of the band. Similarly, a 2011 stamp features actor David Tennant in the role of Hamlet.

People in the list below who have Geni profiles have bold links. Other links are to biographical pages on-line - mostly Wikipedia - whose trees could be added, built and researched by volunteers looking for something to do!

CollectGBStamps is a good online reference with excellent illustrations.

Some people listed have been honoured or commemorated on stamps without a portrait. These are listed separately. Where they have also had portraits on stamps those entries with no portrait are marked §

A

  • Royal Wedding (1986)
  • 40th Anniversary of Accession (1992)
  • Queen Anne (1702-1714) House of Stuart (2010)
  • Queen Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII - Death Anniversary of King Henry VIII (1997)
  • Princess Anne, Princess Royal Royal Wedding (1973)
  • Jessica-Jane Applegate - Swimming: women's 200m freestyle, S14 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • John Archer (1863-1932) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Sir Richard Arkwright - Textiles. Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009)
  • Clement Attlee (2014

B

  • Scientific Achievements (1991)
  • Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Computing (2010)
  • Francis Bacon (2009)
  • Robert Baden-Powell (1982)
  • Tim Baillie Canoe Slalom: Men's Canoe Double (C2) - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Francis Baily - astronomer. General Anniversaries (1970)
  • Colin Baker - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Natasha Baker - Equestrian: individual championship test, grade II and individual freestyle test Grade II - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Tom Baker - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Captain Albert Ball - Victoria Cross (2006)
  • Gordon Banks - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Sir John Barbirolli English conductor and cellist. British Conductors (1980)
  • John Barnes - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Billy Batten. Centenary of Rugby League (1995)
  • Laura Bechtolsheimer - Equestrian: dressage team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sir Thomas Beecham English conductor. British Conductors (1980)
  • George Best - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Brian Bevan. Centenary of Rugby League (1995)
  • The Black Prince - Medieval Warriors/Great Britons (1974)
  • Admiral Robert Blake Maritime Heritage (1982)
  • Danny Blanchflower - Football Legends (1996)
  • Queen Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII - Death Anniversary of King Henry VIII (1997)
  • Matthew Boulton - Manufacturing. Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009)
  • Queen Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the "Queen Mother", wife of George VI
  • (1937)
  • 80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1980)
  • 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1990)
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's 100th Birthday (2000)
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Commemoration (2002)
  • Robert Boyle, Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Chemistry (2010)
  • Scott Brash - Equestrian: jumping team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • James Brindley - Canal Engineering. Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009). There is a public profile which for some reason is not accessible
  • Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Lily van den Broecke - Rowing: mixed cox four, LTAmix4+ - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Charlotte Brontë -
  • Famous Authoresses (1980)
  • §150th Death Anniversary of Charlotte Bronte
  • Emily Brontë - Famous Authoresses (1980)
  • Arthur Whitten Brown Anniversaries - 1st Non-stop Atlantic Flight (1969)
  • Danielle Brown - Archery: women's individual compound, open - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Alistair Browlee - Men's triathlon - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Steven Burke - Cycling: track men's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Robert Burns -
  • Commemoration (1966);
  • Robert Burns - The Immortal Memory (1996);
  • 250th Anniversary (2009)
  • Sir Matt Busby - Eminent Britons - Footballer and football manager (2009)
  • Mickey Bushell - Athletics: track men's 100m T53 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Jenson Button
  • (2009)
  • British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)

C

  • Bluebird CN7 Speed (1998)
  • Eminent Britons - Water speed record broken 1959 (2009)
  • §William Caxton 1976
  • 1477 First English Printer. The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • British Film Year (1985)
  • Millenium Series. The Entertainers' Tale (1999)
  • John Charles - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Peter Charles - Equestrian: Jumping team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Charles I (1625-1649) House of Stuart (2010)
  • Charles II (1660-1685) House of Stuart (2010)
  • Charles, Prince of Wales
  • (1969)
  • Royal Wedding (1981)
  • §25th Anniversary of Investiture of the Prince of Wales; Paintings by Prince Charles (1994)
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's 100th Birthday (2000)
  • Royal Wedding (2005)
  • (1967)
  • Extreme Endeavours (British Explorers) (2003)
  • Sophie Christiansen - Equestrian: individual championship test, grade 1a, team open, and individual freestyle test, grade 1a - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sir Winston Churchill
  • (1965)
  • Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill (1974) -
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Britain Alone (2010)
  • Prime Ministers (2014
  • Ed Clancy - Cycling: track men's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Jim Clark (1963-1965)
  • § Grand Prix (2007)
  • British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)
  • Thomas Clarkson - Abolition of the Slave Trade (2007)
  • Emperor Claudius. (Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) Roman Britain (1993)
  • Hannah Cockroft - Athletics: track women's 100m, T34 and track women's 200m, T34- Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Mark Colbourne - Cycling: track men's C1 pursuit - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Peter Cook Comedians (1998)
  • Tommy Cooper Comedians (1998)
  • Boy Seaman Jack Cornwell - Victoria Cross (2006)
  • Katherine Copeland - Rowing: lightweight woman's double sculls - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Josef Craig - Swimming: men's 400m freestyle, S7 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Deb Criddle - Equestrian: team open -- Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Admiral Andrew Cunningham Maritime heritage.(1982)
  • Peter Cushing (1913-1994) - Great Britons (2013)

D

  • Death Centenary of Charles Darwin(1982) -
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • 200th Birth Anniversary of Charles Darwin (2009)
  • Elizabeth David (1913-1992) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Peter Davidson - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Aled Davies - Athletics: field men's discus, F42 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Bishop Richard Davies. New Testament translator. 400th Anniversary of Welsh Bible (1988)
  • Les Dawson (1998)
  • Dixie Dean - Football Legends (1996)
  • Frederick Delius
  • (1985)
  • Britons of Distinction (2012)
  • Sherlock Holmes - Centenary of the Publication of The Final Problem (1993)
  • Eminent Britons - Writer and creator of Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  • British Explorers (1973)
  • Kings and Queens (Tudors) (2009)
  • Charlotte Dujardin - Equestrian: dressage individual and team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)

E

  • Christopher Eccleston - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Edward IV (1461-1470 & 1471-1483) The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • Edward V (1483) The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • Edward VI (1547-1553) Kings and Queens (Tudors) (2009)
  • King Edward VII The House of Windsor (2012)
  • King Edward VIII
  • (1936)
  • The House of Windsor (2012)
  • Famous Authoresses (1980) -
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • (1952)
  • 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (1986)
  • Bicentenary of Australian Settlement (1988)
  • 40th Anniversary of Accession (1992)
  • Royal Golden Wedding (1997)
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's 100th Birthday (2000)
  • Golden Jubilee (2002)
  • 50th Anniversary of Coronation (2003)
  • Trooping the Colour (2005)
  • Her Majesty The Queen's 80th Birthday (2006)
  • The Diamond Wedding Anniversary (2007)
  • The House of Windsor (2012);
  • Double Jubilee Miniature Sheet
  • HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2012)
  • Royal Portraits (2013)
  • Major Edwards. 150th Anniversary of the Crimean War (2004)
  • Duncan Edwards, footballer - Football Legends (1996)
  • Jessica Ennis - Athletics: combined women's heptathlon - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Olaudah Equiano - Abolition of the Slave Trade (2007)

F

  • The Bicentennial of American Independence 1776-1976 (1976)
  • Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Electricity (2010)
  • Heather Frederiksen - Swimming: women's 100m backstroke S8 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Dame Elisabeth Frink. Sculptress. 20th Century Women of Achievment - Portraits of Genius (1996)
  • Sir Martin Frobisher. British Polar Explorers (1972)
  • Joan Mary Fry, Quaker. Britons of Distinction (2012)
  • Judy Fryd - Eminent Britons - Campaigner and founder of Mencap (2009)

G

  • Great Britons (1974)
  • (1911);
  • The House of Windsor (2012)
  • Accession of King George V (2010)
  • Eminent Britons - Statesman and Prime Minister (2009)
  • Prime Ministers (2014)
  • Great Britons (1974)
  • The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • (1973)
  • Bicentenary of Australian Settlement (1988)
  • Katherine Grainger Rowing: Women's Double Sculls - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Thomas Gray. Literary Anniversaries (1971)
  • Alex Gregory - Rowing: men's fours - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Joyce Grenfell Comedians (1998)
  • Jane Grey (1553) Kings and Queens (Tudors) (2009)
  • Alec Guinness (1914-2000) stage and screen actor - Remarkable Lives (2014)

H

  • (1964)
  • Medieval Warriors/ Great Britons (1974)
  • The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • Maritime Heritage (1982) -
  • Death Anniversary of King Henry VIII (1997)
  • Kings and Queens (Tudors) (2009)
  • Grand Prix (2008)
  • (1962/1968) British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)
  • Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill (postal reformer) (1979)
  • Communications (1995)
  • §250th Anniversary of the Royal Society of Arts (2004)
  • Phillip Hindes Cycling: Track Men's Team Sprint - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker 100 Years of going to the pictures -
  • British Film Year (1985)
  • A Cinema Celebration (1996)
  • Andrew Triggs Hodge - Rowing: Men's fours - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Prof. Dorothy Hodgkin Scientist.
  • 20th Century Women of Achievment - Portraits of Genius (1996)
  • Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Crystallography (2010)
  • Gustav Holst, composer (1985)
  • Sophie Hosping - Rowing: lightweight women's double sculls - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Queen Catherine Howard, wife of Henry VIII - Death Anniversary of King Henry VIII (1997)
  • Sir Chris Hoy Cycling: Track Men's Team Sprint - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Henry Hudson, explorer. British Polar Explorers (1972)
  • James Hunt
  • §Grand Prix (2007)
  • (1976) British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)
  • Ollie Hynd - Swimming: men's 200m individual medley, SM8 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)

I

J

  • James I (1406-1437) House of Stewart (2010)
  • James I (1603-1625) House of Stuart (2010)
  • James II (1437-1460) House of Stewart (2010)
  • James II 1685-1688) House of Stuart (2010)
  • James III (1460-1488) House of Stewart (2010)
  • James IV (1488-1513) House of Stewart (2010)
  • James V (1513-1542) House of Stewart (2010)
  • James VI (1567-1625) House of Stewart (2010)
  • Montague Rhodes James, Scholar and author. Britons of Distinction 2012
  • Tom James - Rowing: men's fours - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Edward Jenner, Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Vaccination (2010)
  • Amy Johnson (pilot) Extreme Endeavours (British Explorers) (2003)
  • Samuel Johnson - Eminent Britons - Lexicographer, critic and poet (2009)
  • Claudia Jones. Women of Achievement (Civil Rights) (2008)
  • Jade Jones - taekwondo women's under 57kg - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Anthony Joshua - Boxing - men's super heavy weight - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)

K

  • Anthony Kappes - Cycling: track men's B Sprint - - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Kevin Keagan - Football Heroes (2013)
  • John Keats, poet. Literary Anniversaries (1971)
  • Peter Kennaugh - Cycling: track men's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Jason Kenny Cycling: Track Men's Team Sprint - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Alice Keppel, mistress of Edward VII, great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles (1983)
  • Violet Keppel (1983)
  • Noorunissa Inayat Khan (1914-44) SOE agent in occupied France - Remarkable Lives (2014)
  • Dani King - Cycling: track women's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • John Knox - 1559 Reformation. House of Stewart (2010)

L

  • Stan Laurel, comedian (1990)
  • Denis Law - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Mary Leaky (1913-1996) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Edward Lear. Bicentenary of Australian Settlement (1988)
  • Vivien Leigh
  • British Film Year (1985)
  • 100 Years of going to the pictures - A Cinema Celebration (1996)
  • Great Britons (2013)
  • Bicentenary of Australian Settlement (1988)
  • The Beatles Album Covers (2007)
  • Lister Centenary (1965)
  • Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Antiseptic Surgery (2010)
  • British Explorers (1973)
  • Bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone (2013)
  • Midshipman Charles Lucas - Victoria Cross (2006)
  • Helena Lucas - Sailing: sinbgle-person keelboat, 2.4mR - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)

M

  • 40th Anniversary of Machin Definitives (2007)
  • Arnold Machin Centenary Souvenir Sheet (2011)
  • Dave MacKay - Football Heroes (2013)
  • Craig MacLean - Cycling: track men's B sprint - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Ben Maher - Equestrian: jumping team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Nigel Mansell
  • §Grand Prix (2007)
  • (1992) British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)
  • Football Legends (1996)
  • Millenium Series. The Entertainers' Tale (1999)
  • Football Heroes(2013)
  • Andy Murray - Tennis men's singles - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Andy Murray - Gentlemen's Singles Champion Wimbledon 2013

N

O

P

  • British Anniversaries - Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst (statue) (1968)
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Queen Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII (1997)
  • Bishop Richard Parry. Editor of revised Welsh Bible 400th Anniversary of Welsh Bible (1988)
  • Jonnie Peacock - Athletics: track men's 100m, T44 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Josie Pearson - Athletics: field women's discus, F51/52/53 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Lee Pearson - Equestrian: team open - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Victoria Pendleton - Cycling: track women's keirin - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Fred Perry - Eminent Britons - Lawn Tennis Champion (2009)
  • Jon Pertwee - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Max Perutz (1914-2002) molecular biologist and Nobel laureate - Remarkable Lives (2014)
  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
  • (1972)
  • Royal Golden Wedding (1997)
  • The Diamond Wedding Anniversary (2007)
  • 90th Birthday of HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh (2011)
  • Captain Mark Phillips - Royal Wedding (1973)
  • Kevin Pieterson - England's Ashes Victory (2005)
  • Roy Plomley (1914-85) Broadcaster and writer - Remarkable Lives (2014)
  • Sgt. Maj. Poole. 150th Anniversary of the Crimean War (2004)
  • Lord Portal - Royal Air Force(1986)
  • Sgt. Powell. 150th Anniversary of the Crimean War (2004)
  • Henry Purcell - Eminent Britons - Composer and Musician (2009)

Q

R

  • Sir Henry Raeburn Artistic Anniversaries (1973)
  • Corporal Agansing Raj - Victoria Cross (2006)
  • Sir Walter Raleigh (1973)
  • Eleanor Rathbone. Women of Achievement (Family Allowance) (2008)
  • Pete Reed - Rowing: men's fours - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Pamela Relph - Rowing: mixed coxed four, LTAmix4+ - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Artistic Anniversaries (1973)
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Richard III (1483-1485) The Houses of Lancaster and York (2008)
  • Naomi Riches - Rowing: mixed cox four, LTAmix4+ - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Gus Risman Centenary of Rugby League (1995)
  • Robert the Bruce - Medieval Warriors
  • Great Britons (1974)
  • Millenium Series. The Soldier's Tale (1999)
  • Bryan Robson - Football Heroes (2013)
  • James Roe - Rowing: mixed cox four, LTAmix4+ - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sir James Clark Ross. British Polar Explorers (1972)
  • Joanna Rowsell - Cycling: track women's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Ernest Rutherford, Royal Society 350th Anniversary - atomic structure (2010)
  • Greg Rutherford - Athletics: field men's long jump - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sir Martin Ryle - Eminent Britons - Radio survey of the Universe 1959 (2009)

S

  • William Salesbury. New Testament translator. 400th Anniversary of Welsh Bible (1988)
  • Ignatius Sancho - Abolition of the Slave Trade (2007)
  • Sir Malcolm Sargent. British Conductors(1980)
  • Dame Cicely Saunders - National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic Explorer
  • British Polar Explorers (1972)
  • Extreme Endeavours (British Explorers) (2003)
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • Literary Anniversaries (1971)
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Mary Seacole - National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Peter Sellers British Film Year (1985)
  • Queen Jane Seymour, wife of Henry VIII - Death Anniversary of King Henry VIII (1997)
  • Ernest Shackleton (Antarctic Explorer) Extreme Endeavours (British Explorers) (2003)
  • Sir Nicholas Shackleton, Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Earth Sciences (2010)
  • William Shakespeare
  • (1964)
  • Bicentenary of Australian Settlement (1988) -
  • National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Bill Shankly (1913-1981) - Great Britons (2013)
  • Granville Sharp - Abolition of the Slave Trade (2007)
  • Ellie Simmonds - Swimming: women's 400m freestyle, S6, women's 200m individual medley, SM6 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Nick Skelton - Equestrian - jumping team - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Archibald Skirving (1966)
  • David Smith - Rowing: mixed cox four, LTAmix4+ - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Matt Smith - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Lady Diana Spencer -
  • Royal Wedding (1981);
  • Commemoration (1998)
  • Henry Morton Stanley British Explorers (1973)
  • Heather Stanning Rowing Women's Pairs - Team GB Gold Medal Winners
  • Ringo Starr - The Beatles Album Covers (2007)
  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex Royal Wedding (1999)
  • Freya Stark. Traveller and Writer. Extreme Endeavours (British Explorers) (2003)
  • George Stephenson - Railways. Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009)
  • Jackie Stewart (1969/1971/1973)
  • §Grand Prix (2007)
  • British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)
  • David Stone - Cycling: road mixed T1-2 road race - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Marie Stopes. Women of Achievement (Family Planning) (2008)
  • Barney Storey - Cycling: men's B 1km time trial - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sarah Storey - Cycling: track women's C5 pursuit, road women's C5 time trial, road women's C4-5 road race and C4-5 500m time trial - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Etienne Stott Canoe Slalom: Men's Canoe Double (C2) - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • George Stubbs
  • (1967)
  • § Dogs- Paintings by George Stubbs (1991)
  • Charles Sturt British Explorers (1973)
  • Jim Sullivan. Centenary of Rugby League (1995)
  • John Surtees (1964) British World Champion Grand Prix Drivers (2010)

T

  • (2011)
  • Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson. Death Centenary of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poet) (1992)
  • Dylan Thomas (1914-53) poet and writer - Remarkable Lives (2014)
  • Geraint Thomas - Cycling: track men's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Lord Trenchard Royal Air Force (1986)
  • Laura Trott - cycling: track women's omnium and track women's team pursuit - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Patrick Troughton - Classic TV - 50 Years of Doctor Who (2013)

U

V

  • Michael Vaughan - England's Ashes Victory (2005)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams General Anniversaries (1972)
  • Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
  • (1840 & 1970)
  • Kings & Queens, House of Hannover (2011)

W

  • Harold Wagstaff. Centenary of Rugby League (1995)
  • Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist Royal Society 350th Anniversary - Evolution (2010)
  • Robert Walpole 1721 First Prime Minister Kings & Queens, House of Hannover (2011)
  • Anna Watkins Rowing: Women's Double Sculls - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Barbara ward (1914-81) economist and broadcaster - Remarkable Lives (2014)
  • James Watt - Steam Engineering, Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009)
  • Josiah Wedgewood - Ceramics. Pioneers of Industrial Revolution (2009)
  • David Russell Weir, MBE - Athletics: track men's 5000m T54 , track men's 1500m, T54, road men's marathopn, T54 and track men's 800m, T54 - Paralympics Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Sophie Wells - Equestrian: teram open - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Richard Whitehead - Athletics: track men's 200m, T42 - Team GB Paralympics Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Bradley Wiggins - Cycling: Road Men's Time Trial - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • William Wilberforce - Abolition of the Slave Trade (2007)
  • William III (1689-1702) House of Stuart (2010)
  • His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales.
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's 100th Birthday
  • 21st Birthday of Prince William of Wales (2003)
  • Royal Wedding (2011)
  • William IV (1830-1837) Kings & Queens, House of Hannover (2011)
  • Peter Wilson Shooting: Shotgun Men's Double Trap - Team GB Gold Medal Winners (2012)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - Eminent Britons - Pioneering feminist (2009)* Henry Wood British Conductors (1980)
  • Virginia Woolf - National Portrait Gallery (2006)
  • Billy Wright footballer - Football Legends (1996)

X-Y-Z

  • Xiuhtecuhtli, Mixtec-Aztec. 250th Anniversary of the British Museum (2003)

People honoured or commemorated on stamps without a portrait.

A

  • Robert Adam - 1763 Kedleston Hall. Kings & Queens, House of Hannover
  • Hardy Amies. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Gerry Anderson. The Genius of Gerry Anderson 2011
  • Jane Austen
  • (1975)
  • (2013)

B

  • Charles Barsotti Cartoons (1996)
  • Harry Beck. Design Classics (London Underground map) (2009)
  • Celia Birtwell. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Sir James Black 1962. Medical Breakthroughs (Heart-regulating beta-blockers synthesized) (2010)
  • Enid Blyton. Birth Centenary of Enid Blyton (1997)
  • Michael Bond. Favourite Children's Book Animals (Paddington Bear) (2006)
  • Isambard Brunel (2006)
  • Edward Burne-Jones. Morris and Company (2011)

C

  • Mel Calman - Cartoons (1996)
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell. Bluebird. Speed (1998)
  • Eric Carle. Favourite Children's Book Animals (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) (2006)
  • Lewis Caroll.
  • The Year of the Child (1979)
  • Through the Looking Glass. Magical Tales (1998)
  • Favourite Children's Book Animals (Alice in Wonderland) (2006)
  • George Carwardine. Design Classics (Anglepoise lamp) (2009)
  • Sir John Charnley 1962. Medical Breakthroughs, (Total hip replacement operation pioneered) (2010)
  • Lucy Cousins. Favourite Children's Book Animals (Maisey's ABC (2006)
  • Leo Cullum. Cartoons (1996)

D

  • Favourite Children's Book Animals (The Enormous Crocodile) (2006)
  • Roald Dahl (2012)
  • Robin Day. Design Classics (Polypropylene Chair) (2009)
  • John Henry Dearle. Morris and Company (2011)
  • William De Morgan. Morris and Company (2011)
  • Charles Dickins
  • Literary Anniversaries
  • (2012)

F

  • Kate Faulkner. Morris and Company (2011)
  • Sir Alexander Fleming 1928 Medical Breakthroughs (Antibiotic properties of penicillin discovered) (2010)
  • Ian Fleming. James Bond (2008)
  • Andrew Foster. British Textiles (1982)

G

H

  • Pip Hackett. Fabulous Hats (2001)
  • Norman Hatnell. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Wenceslaus Hollar -
  • Parliament Buildings (after engraving by Hollar, 1647), 2s6d (1965);
  • Bridges of London - 'London Bridge, c1670' (Wenceslaus Hollar), 68p (2002)
  • Sir Godfrey Hounsfield 1971 Medical Breakthroughs (Computed tomography scanner invented) (2010)

I

  • Mark Inkpen. Favourite Children's Book Animals (Kipper) (2006)
  • Sir Alec Issigonis. Design Classics (Mk 1 Austin Mini) (2009)

J

Stephen Jones. Fabulous Hats (2001)

K

  • Rudyard Kipling. Centenary of Publication of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (2002)
  • Satoshi Kitamura. Favourite Children's Book Animals (Comic Adventures of Boots) (2006)

L

  • C S Lewis. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Magical Tales (1998)

M

  • Alexander McQueen. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • A.A. Milne -
  • The Year of the Child (1979)
  • Children's Books - Winnie The Pooh (2010)
  • R J Mitchell. Design Classics (Supermarine Spitfire) (2009)
  • Simon de Montfort - 700th Anniversary of Simon de Montfort's Parliament (1965)
  • Mary 'May' Morris, Designer - Britons of Distinction (2012)
  • William Morris, Morris and Company
  • (2011)
  • British Textiles (1982)
  • Stirling Moss - Grand Prix (2007)
  • Jean Muir. Great British Fashion (2012)

N

  • Paul Nash. British Textiles (1982)
  • E Nesbit. The Phoenix and the Carpet. Magical Tales (1998)
  • Thomas Newcomen, Inventor. Britons of Distinction (2012)
  • Mary Norton. The Borrowers. Magical Tales )1998)
  • Tommy Nutter. Great British Fashion (2012)

O

Laurence Olivier. 100 Years of going to the pictures - A Cinema Celebration (1996)

P

  • The Year of the Child 1979
  • Favourite Children's Book Animals (Tale of Jeremy Fisher) (2006)
  • Augustus Pugin, Architect. Britons of Distinction (2012)

Q

  • Mary Quant. Design Classics (Mini Skirt) (2009)

R

  • John R. Cobb's Railton. Mobil Special. Speed (1998)
  • Dai Rees. Fabulous Hats (2001)
  • Zandra Rhodes. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Sir Harold Ridley 1949. Medical Breakthroughs (Artificial lens implant surgery pioneered) (2010)
  • Sir Ronald Ross 1949 Medical Breakthroughs (Malaria parasite transmitted by mosquitoes proved0 (2010)

S

  • Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Design Classics. (K2 Telephone Kiosk) (2009)
  • Henry Seagrave. Sunbeam. Speed (1998)
  • William Shipley (Founder of Royal Society of Arts) 250th Anniversary of the Royal Society of Arts (2004)
  • Paul Smith. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Sir Basil Spence, Architect. Britons of Distinction 2012

T

  • (The Hobbit) Magical Worlds (1998)
  • 50th Anniversary of Publication of The Fellowship of The Ring and The Two Towers (2004)
  • Philip Treacy. Fabulous Hats (2001)
  • Alan Mathison Turing, Mathematician. Britons of Distinction (2012)
  • J M W Turner (Painter) Birth Bicentenary of J.M.W. Turner (painter) (1975)

V

  • John Vanbrugh, 1712 Castle Howard. House of Stuart (2010)

W

  • Philip Webb. Morris and Company (2011)
  • Vivienne Westwood. Great British Fashion (2012)
  • Harold Wilson Prime Minister (2014)

Y

  • Edward Young. Design Classics (Penguin Books) (2009)

Z

  • Jack Ziegler. Cartoons (1996)