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Royal Academy anniversary stamps ‘miniature works of art’

Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry were among the artists commissioned by Royal Mail to create the designs.

A set of stamps is being issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts.

The six stamps feature specially commissioned original artworks by artists including Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.

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The six commissioned original artwork stamps (Royal Mail/PA)

The designs depict the artists’ reflection on their works and the RA’s famous Summer Exhibition.

Royal Mail spokesman Philip Parker said: “To mark this landmark anniversary, Royal Mail commissioned six Royal Academicians to create original works for stamps.

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Tracey Emin's stamp (Royal Mail/PA)

“We are delighted with the range and creativity of these wonderful miniature works of art.”

The new stamps will be available from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from June 5.

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Yinka Shonibare's stamp (Royal Mail/PA)

The Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 with a mission to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of visual arts and to give a platform for artists.

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