Other philatelic agencies and bureaus function as separate businesses apart from local postal services, whereas the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau is a department of the Bermuda Post Office. The primary function of the bureau has been to provide sufficient stamps for the general use of the post. It has always been the BPB’s endeavour to keep in mind the philatelic collector and stamp enthusiast to ensure that stamps produced will be appealing and interesting. Proposed issues for 2018 include 50th Anniversary Bermuda Turtle Project (March), HRH Prince Harry & Ms. Megan Markle (May), Bermuda Cedar Handle Bag (May), 100th Anniversary Royal Air Force (July), Bermuda National Trust – Historic Homes (August), Bermuda Bridges Pt. 1 (October) and Presentation Pack 2018 (December).