In the year HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 95th birthday, we are honoured to present six stamps which reflect upon her lifetime of devotion to the Crown, her people and her service.
|ZC31||Devoted To Your Service Set (Mint)||£8.77|
|ZC81||Devoted To Your Service Set (CTO)||£8.77|
|ZC66||Devoted To Your Service Sheet Set (Mint)||£87.70|
On the 21st April 2021, the Queen will celebrate her 95th birthday, an occasion commemorated with this beautiful collection of six stamps entitled Devoted To Your Service.
Each of the carefully selected images journeys through Her Majesty’s life; 69 years of which she has spent as the Queen, dedicating herself to the Crown and the service of her realm. The issue title is an extract from a speech during her first overseas tour in 1947. Addressing the Commonwealth on her 21st birthday, the Queen said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."
Each stamp is titled to represent the key events and aspects of her reign, as well as her personal life and interests; with the inclusion of a stamp on leisure.
Young Princess: Picturing Elizabeth studying as a teenager, this image portrays the princess before she succeeded her father King George VI.
Coronation: The coronation portrait featured was taken at Westminster Abbey in June of 1953 and represents the accession of Elizabeth II. A key moment in her reign, the newly crowned Queen is pictured sporting the Crown Jewels for the very first time as Queen.
Marriage: Symbolising the Queen’s marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh; the longest ever marriage of any British monarch, they are shown on the estate at Balmoral Castle, Scotland during the Royal Family's annual summer holiday, 22nd August 1972.
Leisure: Sharing a personable aspect of Her Majesty, this stamp displays the Queen aside from her royal duties.
Pageantry: Referring to the iconic, colourful and often ceremonious events hosted by the Queen, she is pictured wearing the State Diadem tiara. This is the same crown shown on the machin Queen’s head used on stamps and bank notes.
Royal Duty: Referring to Her Majesty’s commitment to her service, this stamp represents the undertaking of her Royal Duties.