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THE Royal Mail Christmas 2021 stamp collection goes on sale from today, 2nd November.

The new stamps feature scenes from the Nativity and are illustrated by internationally renowned artist, Jorge Cocco.

royal mail 2021Featuring scenes of the Nativity, from the Three Magi crossing the desert to the birth of Jesus, there are six designs to choose from.

Royal Mail’s Director of External Affairs & Policy, David Gold said: “For many, the launch of our annual Christmas stamps marks the start of their festive planning.

“We hope that people will appreciate these beautiful illustrations of the Christmas Story, and that they will be encouraged to post their cards and parcels early this year.”

Royal Mail are urging customers to send Christmas deliveries early to avoid disappointment this year.

They have released the latest recommended posting dates for mail to arrive in time for Christmas as follows:

UK latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2021 are:

Saturday 18 December

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Tuesday 21 December

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Thursday 23 December

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Further information can be found on the Royal Mail website HEREas7900 1 xmas21 stamps full set 1