HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Set

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HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday Set Set

Reason and inspiration

The Set

2016 will see national celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday. Already the longest reigning UK monarch, she is also the oldest reigning monarch in the world, and 90 years is a significant landmark.

The six sheet stamps celebrate with three stamps focusing on her family life, and three honouring her official work for the country. Royal Mail has never issued a stamp featuring The Queen with her father, and this is remedied with the first stamp. An image of her with her children, the young Prince Charles and Princess Anne conveys her family life, while a stamp with the Duke of Edinburgh marks their long partnership. Three other stamps mark The Queen’s official duties: as Head of State for the opening of Parliament; as Head of the Commonwealth where she is depicted with Nelson Mandela; and on a state visit to New Zealand, to represent more than 100 state visits made worldwide by Her Majesty since her accession.

The Miniature Sheet

The Minisheet will be very special and we anticipate huge interest from ollecotrs and royalty enthusiasts worldwide as it is a world first!!  Further details will be shared in due course (Expected 21st April).

NOTE: The Miniature sheet is under strict embargo until issue date on 21st
April 2016. The WOPA team can't wait to see it either.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 23.03.2016
Designer: Kate Stephens
Illustrator: Various
Printer: International Security Printers
Process: Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 37mm(w) x 35mm(h)
Values: 3 X 1st Class, 3 x £1.52 (subject to tariff)