United Kingdom (UK) / Great Britain (GB)

Philatelic materials related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland.
The country had an area of 242,500 square kilometres with an estimated population of 65.1 million inhabitants. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. The capital of the United Kingdom and its largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. [R1]

The postal history of the United Kingdom is notable in at least two respects - first, for the introduction of postage stamps in 1840, and secondly for the establishment of an efficient postal system throughout the British Empire, laying the foundation of many national systems still in existence today.
Beginning in 1958, regional issues were introduced in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. While these issues are only sold at post offices in the respective countries, the Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh issues are valid throughout the United Kingdom. The Channel Islands (since 1969) and Isle of Man (since 1973) now issue their own stamps which are not valid anywhere else. [R2]

Commemorative postmarks of UK related to Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression through Philately

2022 "Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal" [PM]
Support for Ukraibe on postmark of UK 2022


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