Paying tribute to the Defender, the Royal Mail said: ‘The vehicle has long been favoured by the British Army and by farmers because of its agility off road, while emergency services such as Her Majesty’s Coastguard were also quick to adopt the model for its resilience and ability to carry life-saving equipment to the remotest areas.’
Part of the Royal Mail’s ‘British Auto Legends’ series, the Workhorses Miniature Sheet also features the Ford Anglia 105E, the Austin FX4 and the Morris Minor Van.
The sheet comprises four stamps, designed by Robert Maude and Sarah Davies, and includes a summary of each vehicle’s specification. They can be bought for £2.40 incl. VAT from shop.royalmail.com