Queen's Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Stamps from Royal Mail
These new stamps chart the Queen's six decades by featuring archived photographs of significant Royal moments such as her first Christmas broadcast in 1957, Trooping the Colour in 1967 and celebrating of her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Royal Mail say this is the third and final stamp issue for 2012 to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The first being The House of Windsor and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha issue which was issued on 2nd February. The second was the Diamond Jubilee Definitive Sheet, issued on 6 February, on the the same day Her Majesty ascended the throne in 1952. However, Royal Mail seem to have overlooked their special Diamond Jubilee commemorative Post & Go stamps which were issued during Spring Stampex in February!
Here are the new stamps:
Accession Day actually fell on 6 February, although celebrations have been taking place throughout 2012, and include a special extended bank holiday weekend. Called the Central Weekend, on 2-5 June, it will feature celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.
Moya Greene, Chief Executive of Royal Mail, said: "The Diamond Jubilee, only the second in Royal history, is a very important anniversary. The whole world's attention will be drawn towards this special occasion."
"Royal Mail is honoured to have such an enduring relationship with The Queen. We are proud to mark the occasion by celebrating the official roles of The Queen with distinctive and memorable images, many of which have not been widely seen before. The stamps chart The Queen's reign across the six decades and highlight her unwavering commitment to national duty."
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