Royal Mail is launching a new set of stamps featuring images of some of the most popular breeds of cats in the UK.

The eight stamps show the animals grooming, stalking, playing, sleeping, staring and stretching.

Cats shown on the stamps are Siamese, tabby, ginger, British Shorthair, Maine Coon, black and white, Bengal, and tabby and white.

Royal Mail worked with author and animal expert Tamsin Pickeral on the issue.

David Gold of Royal Mail said: “These beautiful stamps showing cats being cats show why, as a nation, we are besotted with them.

The Argus: The full collection of eight stamps (Royal Mail/PA)The full collection of eight stamps (Royal Mail/PA)

“Their enchanting, independent and quirky ways are perfectly captured in these images that all animal lovers will adore.”

If you want to get the new set of stamps, you can buy them over at the Royal Mail website here for £12.06.

Additionally, you can get a presentation pack for £12.96, which features a two-sided souvenir featuring all eight Special Stamps, insight from author and animal expert, Tamsin Pickeral, behaviour characteristics, and a guide to the UK's most popular breeds.

Shop all the cat stamp related items in the collection over at the Royal Mail website here.