This series was issued by the Great Britain post in 2021.
The series contains 10 stamps.
The stamps each depict some part of the Legends of King Arthur, in chronological order.
The first one is depicting Merlin and baby Arthur.
The most popular Arthurian Legend is "Arthur drawing the sword from the stone."
It is said that Merlin the wizard, magically put the kings sword in a stone. Then, lords and knights from all of England came to compete in the competition!
And who ever was able to draw the sword from the stone, would be the next king!
Third stamp, third story!
Arthur marries Guinevere.
Excalibur is Arthur's magical sword!
But it's important to note that Excalibur is not the sword that Arthur draws from the stone.
The round table was the table at which king Arthur, and all his knights would sit.
The idea of a round table, was so that nobody had a more or less important seat. Since there were no ends .
Nephew to King Arthur and one of his most loyal knights, Sir Gawain is one of the oldest characters in Arthurian legend. But the knight Gawain wouldn't meet his most formidable adversary until, he faced off against a knight with green skin and green clothes.
In the underground city there are people who help the knight to find weapons and get ready for an unequal fight. Lancelot defeats the Dragon, but he gets wounded and goes into hiding. In the city the dragon's rule is replaced by chaos.
Sir Galahad is a knight of King Arthur's Round Table and one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend. He is the illegitimate son of Sir Lancelot.
And is renowned for his gallantry and purity as the most perfect of all knights.
Sadly, all stories come to an end.
The end of King Arthur however, was not a happy one.
Killed by Mordred, he died.
Here is the second ever series depicting the legends of King Arthur.
Issued by St. Vincent, it is a series of eight.
The first one is depicting of course, Arthur himself.
And as we all know, Merlin is the wizard that helps King Arthur, in all of his adventures!
The Holy Grail is a treasure that serves as an important motif in Arthurian literature. Different traditions describe it as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite abundance, often in the custody of the Fisher King
And here again, we have a stamp depicting the round table, at which King Arthur and his knight, all sat.
The lady of the lake, is the lady that comes out of the lake, and gives King Arthur his sword, Excalibur!
Sir Lancelot is one of the most famous knights of the round table. Next in line after Sir Galahad.
It's GB again!
Here with a series of four stamps, each depicting some part of the Arthurian legends...
The first is depicting King Arthur and Merlin. Second is for the lady of the lake giving the sword to Arthur.
And the next two each go to one of the knights of the round table.
Grenada comes in with these two stamps depicting King Arthur on his horse.
And even though it doesn't have very interesting art work, we at least finally get to see King Arthur's castle in the background. Camelot!
And of course,I'm quite sure that all of you know who Merlin is!
Click here to see the whole series.