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The Sapphire Anniversary of HM Queen - The Globetrotting Queen

Collection Issue Date: 6th February 2017

Celebrating HM Queen's 65 years on the throne with these stamps of state visits

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 set of six stamps. This collection is a celebration of the diplomatic work undertaken by Her Majesty on state visits across the world, during her 65 year reign. As the stamps feature images from as early as 1954 they feature a mixture of colour and black and white photography.

Issue Information

HM Queen's former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, provides informative issue text all about our globetrotting Queen who is the most travelled monarch in British history having visited approximately 120 of the 195 countries. This stamp collection features her visits to the following six countries:
• Australia in 1954 (£0.45)
• China in 1986 (£0.77)
• India in 1983 (£0.95)
• Isle of Man in 1979 (£1.13)
• Canada in 2010 (£1.24)
• Tuvalu in 1982 (£2.37)
This is the perfect addition to any royalist's collection and makes a fantastic gift. Available in this collection is a set (mint and CTO), presentation pack and first day cover.

Technical Information

Set

Text

Dickie Arbiter

Design

True North

Printer

Lowe Martin

Process

Offset Lithography

Colours

4

Paper

110gsm PVA Gummed

Perforations

14 per 2cm

Stamp size

40mm x 40mm

No of Stamps

6

Format

16 Stamps per sheet

Date of Issue

6th February 2017

Collection Products

The Sapphire Jubilee Sets and Sheet Sets
The Sapphire Jubilee Sets and Sheet Sets

Product Code: VB31
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

As our most travelled monarch this collection of six stamps gives just a small insight in to the 120 countries visited throughout Her Majesty’s record 65 year reign. Photographs from the following visits feature on the stamps.
• Australia in 1954 (£0.45)
• China in 1986 (£0.77)
• India in 1983 (£0.95)
• Isle of Man in 1979 (£1.13)
• Canada in 2010 (£1.24)
• Tuvalu in 1982 (£2.37)
Available in mint and cancelled to order and as a sheet set. Each sheet contains 16 stamps.

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The Sapphire Jubilee Presentation Pack
The Sapphire Jubilee Presentation Pack

Product Code: VB41
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

The full set of mint condition Sapphire Anniversary of HM Queen – The Globetrotting Queen stamps are beautifully showcased in this glossy four page brochure.
The brochure includes additional imagery not featured on the stamps and perceptive issue text written by Her Majesty’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.
As well as a perfect collectable for any Royalist, this also makes a beautiful gift.
As with all purchases from Isle of Man Stamps and Coins we offer free worldwide delivery as standard.

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The Sapphire Jubilee First Day Cover
The Sapphire Jubilee First Day Cover

Product Code: VB91
Product Issue Date: 6th February 2017

The full set of stamps for HM Queen’s Sapphire Anniversary sit beautifully on this decorative envelope. The stamps on this cover are cancelled with a unique postmark for the first day of issue.
The filler card within the envelope contains issue text written by Dickie Arbiter, HM Queen’s former press secretary. There is also an additional image of Her Majesty on a visit to Australia not featured on the stamps.

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