Queen Elizabeth II – The Longest Reigning British Monarch
On 9 September 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch in British history. To celebrate this momentous occasion, four stamps feature official portraits marking each of the significant milestones of her reign:
47p - The Coronation Portrait by Cecil Beaton – 1953
57p – The Silver Jubilee by Peter Grugeon – 1977
71p – The Golden Jubilee by John Swannell – 2002
£1.25 – The Diamond Jubilee by John Swannell – 2012
The spectacular Miniature Sheet, printed on silk, features The Coronation Theatre, Westminister Abbey: A Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ralph Heimans. The painting was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 08.09.2015
Illustrator: Ralph Heimans
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
Process: Offset lithography + Miniature Sheet printed on silk
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 40mm x 30mm. Miniature Sheet overall size: 84mm deep x 122mm wide. Stamp die size within: 45mm deep x 28mm wide. Souvenir Sheetlet size: 85mm deep x 147mm wide.
Values: 47p, 57p, 71p, £1.25