Royal Mail marks Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with 8 new special stamps - The Coventry Observer

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Royal Mail marks Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with 8 new special stamps

Coventry Editorial 4th Feb, 2022 Updated: 4th Feb, 2022

Royal Mail is celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with eight new stamps featuring a selection of images showing The Queen’s dedication to service during her 70-year reign.

  • The set of eight stamps use photographs of Her Majesty The Queen, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.
  • The stamp issue celebrates The Queen’s dedication to service during her reign.
  • Each stamp shows a different facet of her work from Trooping the Colour to visits across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world.
  • The Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees were also marked with special stamp issues.
  • This is the first time a Platinum Jubilee has been celebrated in the UK and will be both of national and international significance.
  • The stamps and a range of collectible products are available from today (4 February).
Each stamp shows a different facet of her work, from Trooping the Colour to visits across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world.

This is the first time a Platinum Jubilee has been celebrated in the UK and will be both of national and international significance.

Accession Day falls on 6 February. Celebrations are planned to take place throughout 2022, including a special extended Bank Holiday weekend, from 2 to 6 June. The weekend will feature celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.

Simon Thompson, CEO, Royal Mail, said:

“These stamps are a celebration of the second Elizabethan Age and a tribute to a remarkable lifetime of duty and public service. We are honoured to be releasing them to mark the occasion of the first Platinum Jubilee in the UK’s history, a momentous occasion.”

Her Majesty The Queen during a visit to the headquarters of MI5, London, February 2020

Her Majesty The Queen with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh during a tour of the United States, Washington, October 1957

Her Majesty The Queen on a walkabout in Worcester, April 1980

Her Majesty The Queen during Trooping the Colour, London, June 1978

Her Majesty The Queen after touring the Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 2005

Her Majesty The Queen during the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Camberwell, June 1977

Her Majesty The Queen during a tour of the West Indies, in Victoria Park, St Vincent, February 1966

Her Majesty The Queen at the Order of the Garter ceremony in Windsor, June 1999

The Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees were also marked with special stamp issues.

The stamps and a range of collectible products are available from today (4 February) here and by phone on +44 (0)3457 641 641.

 

Photo credits: Royal Mail Copyright 2022
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