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The Sapphire Anniversary of HM - Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet

Collection Issue Date: 6th February 2017

Celebrating a record 65 year reign and the gifts received along the way.

To celebrate HM Queen being the first ever British Monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee, Isle of Man Post Office is thrilled to present this miniature sheet. Over Her Majesty's 65 years on the throne she has travelled to just under two thirds of the countries in the World and received many, many gifts. The stamp on this miniature sheet shows the Royal Mounted Canadian Police presenting Her Royal Highness with her much loved horse, Burmese.

Issue Information

The accompanying issue text written by Dickie Arbiter highlights some of the more interesting and unusual gifts presented to HM Queen over her 65 year reign.
Available in the collection is the miniature sheet (mint and CTO), first day cover and presentation pack.

Technical Information

Miniature Sheet

Text

Dickie Arbiter

Design

True North

Printer

Lowe Martin

Stamp Size

40mm x 40mm

Sheet Size

159mm x 64mm

Colours

4

Process

Offset Lithography

Perforations

13 per 2cm

Paper

102 gsm PVA gummed

Format

Miniature Sheet with one stamp

Date of Issue

6th February 2017

Collection Products

Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet
Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet

Product Code: VC75
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

This miniature sheet has a single stamp showing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police presenting HM Queen with her much loved horse Burmese. Burmese had huge ceremonial importance having been ridden by Her Majesty during the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony from 1969 to 1986.
This miniature sheet also features supplementary images of the HM Queen on state visits.
Available in mint condition or cancelled to order.

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Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet Presentation Pack
Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet Presentation Pack

Product Code: VC42
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

This beautiful miniature sheet is showcased well in this glossy colour four page brochure. As well as the miniature sheet this brochure comes complete with images of the HM Queen at official gift presentations and also a fascinating issue text written by Dickie Arbiter. This text highlights some of the more unusual gifts Her Majesty has received including a bull elephant.

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Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet First Day Cover
Gifts fit for a Queen Miniature Sheet First Day Cover

Product Code: VC92
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

This first day cover beautifully displays the Gifts fit for a Queen miniature sheet with a unique cancellation for the first day of issue.
Within the cover is a filler card with riveting issue text written by HM Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, packed full of information about protocols of gift giving and some of the more interesting gifts received by Her Majesty during her reign.

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