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HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary

Collection Issue Date: 9th July 2017

A postal tribute to the royal couple’s long life of service and devotion.

On Wednesday 9th July 1947, King George VI and the Queen made the long awaited announcement of the 'betrothal of their dearly beloved daughter, Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten RN'. On the 70th anniversary of this momentous occasion, we are proud to present this set of six stamps charting HM Queen and HRH Prince Philip's seven decades of marriage.

Issue Information

This set of six stamps (1st, 80p, 98p, £1.30, £1.86, £2.33), each features an image of HM Queen and HRH Prince Philip at a key event in their marriage from their wedding day in November 1947 to their appearance at Commonwealth Day in March 2017. These exquisitely detailed stamps have metallic detailing in recognition of this landmark anniversary, along with text drawn from their wedding transcript. Each stamp also has an image of an white orchids with a sprig of myrtle from HM Queen's wedding bouquet. The orchids were from Osborne House and grown from a cutting brought by Prince Albert from Coburg. The issue text, written by HM Queen's former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, shows a warm appreciation the couple's long life of service and devotion together.

Available in the collection are:
• Set (Mint and CTO)
• Presentation Pack
• First Day Cover
• Sheet set (Mint and CTO)

Technical Information

Text

Dickie Arbiter LVO

Design

EJC Design

Printer                        

Cartor

Process

Offset Lithography

Colours

4 plus metallic

Paper

110 gms PVA gummed

Perforations

14 per 2cm

Stamp size

40 x 40mm

No. of Stamps

6

Format

10 Stamps per sheet

Date of Issue

9th July 2017

Collection Products

HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary Sets and Sheets
HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary Sets and Sheets

Product Code: VL31
Product Issue Date: 9th July 2017

The set of stamps tell the story of the marriage of HM Queen through key events and anniversaries in their 70 year partnership.
• 1st - HM Queen and Prince Philip on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day on 20th November 1947.
• 80p - The couple in 1957 at Buckingham Palace
• 98p - Her Majesty and Prince Philip during a state visit to Germany in 1987
• £1.30 – The royal couple attending a lunch in honour of their golden wedding anniversary in 1997
• £1.86 - HM Queen and Prince Philip at Broadlands on their 60th wedding anniversary.
• £2.33 – Her Majesty and Prince Philip attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2017

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HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary First Day Cover
HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary First Day Cover

Product Code: VL91
Product Issue Date: 9th July 2017

The motif of the orchid featured on the HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary stamps is continued on this elegant envelope.
A full set of these stamps with metallic print feature on this first day cover with a unique cancellation mark for the day of issue 9th July 2017. This date marks 70 years since the engagement of HM Queen and HRH Prince Philip was announced.
Completing this lovely collectable is a filler card with text written by HM Queen’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter.

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HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary Presentation Pack
HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary Presentation Pack

Product Code: VL41
Product Issue Date: 9th July 2017

This stylish four page full colour folder beautifully displays a mint condition set of the HM Queen & HRH Prince Philip Platinum Anniversary stamps.
As well as providing complementary images, including the cover image of the royal couple at Broadlands on their 60th wedding anniversary, HM Queen’s former press secretary , Dickie Arbiter, has provided text entitled ‘Head over Heels’. This text shows a warm appreciation the couple’s long life of service and devotion together.
For any keen royalist this is a beautiful souvenir to add to your collection.

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