Alamy Exclusivity Policy in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted Tuesday at 08:21 · Edited Tuesday at 08:21 by Phil Robinson 9 hours ago, David Pimborough said: I quote from Wikipedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Stamps/Public_domain United Kingdom Many British stamps are "Crown Copyright", that expires after 50 years and puts the stamps in the public domain. (See Crown copyright.) This also applies to the stamps of the various territories of the British Empire prior to their independence. Following the privatisation of Royal Mail as a separate legal entity in 2012 the copyright of new British stamps has been held by Royal Mail in its own right, so in general no stamp may be uploaded." and from the royal mail https://www.royalmail.com/royal-mail-you/intellectual-property-rights/reproducing-stamps So if the stamp is public domain a 100% photo of the stamp is not in breach of copyright However different countries have different rules I am careful about which countries I upload - not British or US for example - and mark them all as editorial only, but I was wondering about Alamy's view of what constitutes a 'work of art'.