The British Empire Exhibition 'Wembleys'
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Great Britain's FIRST EVER commemorative stamps

The British Empire Exhibition 'Wembleys' (1)
The British Empire Exhibition 'Wembleys' (2)
The British Empire Exhibition 'Wembleys'
The British Empire Exhibition 'Wembleys' (3)

Great Britain's FIRST EVER commemorative stamps

On average, Royal Mail issues 12 different commemorative issues each year, but back in 1924 it was different. Despite the postage stamp being 84 years old, Great Britain had never issued a commemorative stamp.

The Wembleys

On 23rd April 1924, Great Britain issued its first commemorative stamps, affectionately known as “The Wembleys".

They take their name their name from the British Empire Exhibition which opened in Wembley in 1924. The exhibition was a showcase for goods and produce from the Empire countries and ran for two summer seasons, attracting 27 million visitors.

To coincide with the opening, the British Post Office issued a Red 1d and a Brown 1½d stamp – Britain’s very first commemorative stamps. Such was the success of these stamps that they were re-issued the following year when the exhibition reopened in the summer.

Extremely Limited - a tiny number available

Now you can secure both the 1924 and 1925 issues as a complete set. Collectors strive to add first of their kind issues to their collections, so securing even a small stock of these collection, from both years, has been a real challenge. 

If you want to be one of a privileged few to add The Wembleys to your collection, you'll need to order today before our stock is no longer available. 

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Order Ref 185/N924/0
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Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Original stamps in mint condition
  • Displayed in a deluxe Presentation Folder with Certificate of Authenticity

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.