Stunning pictures of Buckingham Palace through the ages revealed in new royal stamp collection

April 16th, 2014

The Queen's face may adorn every stamp in the land but this new royal set pictured above is extra special.

Instead of her majesty's visage you can see her inside and outside her home with a Buckingham Palace themed collection.

The 10-stamp set of images have been released by the Royal Mail to celebrate the palace which has been the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.

Buckingham House

Buckingham House

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace - The Grand Staircase

Buckingham Palace - The Throne Room

Buckingham Palace - The Green Drawing Room

Buckingham Palace - The Blue Drawing Room

The set includes six stamps featuring watercolours of the exterior of the building through the ages, commissioned by Royal Mail from artist Chris Draper.

There is also a miniature sheet of four stamps with photographs of four opulent locations inside the 775-room palace - the throne room, the blue drawing room, the grand staircase and the green drawing room.

Royal mail spokesman Andrew Hammond said: "This stamp issue illustrates the development of Buckingham Palace from the private house built by the Duke of Buckingham 300 years ago to one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

"Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognised landmarks in the UK and is a source of pride to the nation.

"It forms a huge part of our heritage, so it's fitting Royal Mail has been able to dedicate a stamp issue to this most famous of addresses."