Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is honoured to recognise this historic and unprecedented event with a set of eight stamps, drawing inspiration from the words of the Royal anthem God Save the Queen to pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II on her Platinum Jubilee. The collection will be issued on 6th February 2022.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on 6th February 1952 at the age of 25, with her coronation taking place over a year later on 2nd June 1953 at Westminster Abbey. She is the first British monarch to mark this accolade, having guided the nation through several decades of unprecedented growth and advancement. Celebrations are set take place all year and will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.
Two of each of the eight stamps are valued at 67p, £1.02, £1.26 and £1.71 and feature images selected as representative of Her Majesty’s reign. The first verse of God Save the Queen is quoted on the stamps along with one line of the second verse. The collection has been designed by local designer Emma Cooke of EJC Design and is available as a Stamp Set, Sheet Set, limited edition Presentation Pack, limited edition First Day Cover, a limited edition First Day Cover signed by Lady Colin Campbell (limited to 250) Prestige Booklet and Pane and Imperforated Printers Sheet. All products including detailed descriptions can be found by visiting www.iompost.com/Queen70.
Issue text author Lady Colin Campbell said: ‘I feel very honoured to have been asked to provide the words which accompany the stamps commemorating our beloved Queen's Platinum Jubilee. She has been the ideal exemplar of what a Constitutional Monarch should be for the last seventy years, and I know I am but one of many who feel privileged to have lived under such a sterling Head of State.’
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir John Lorimer commented: ‘Her Majesty the Queen, Lord of Mann, has reigned through an extraordinary period of history, with steadfastness, dignity and grace. It is indeed an honour to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee this year and I am delighted that the Isle of Man has produced these wonderful stamps in commemoration of a truly remarkable monarch, who has given so much to so many over her 70 year reign.’
Chris Thomas, Chair IOMPO said: ‘Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to issue this special postal tribute to commemorate the truly momentous occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, Lord of Mann. This is a fitting tribute that not only celebrates the occasion, but also conveys appreciation for the service Her Majesty has given so generously since her Accession to the throne in 1952. The collection makes for a perfect keepsake to remember this historic moment.'
For more information, or to pre-order the stamps visit www.iompost.com/Queen70