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Isle of Man Post Office releases exclusive stamp collectables to mark Queen's 90th birthday

The special cover and sheetlet will be released with a birthday wish from The Sun's royal photographer, Arthur Edwards MBE, to the Queen. Both items incorporate a selection of photographs taken by the renowned photographer on the 20th April 2016 during the Queen's birthday celebrations in Windsor, together with two of the post office's favourite stamps from the "Long to Reign Over Us" collection; the 77p stamp depicting a stunning image of the Queen at the State Banquet in 2011 and the 93p stamp featuring an image of the Queen from her Golden Jubilee tour in 2002. In addition, the special cover features a unique postmark celebrating the date and has a bespoke birthday greeting.

Arthur, who has travelled the world for 40 years photographing the Queen, says: "It's a great honour to be taking pictures for such a super souvenir to mark the Queen's birthday."

He continues: "I've brought every lens I own to Windsor to make sure I get the perfect picture of this special day for this collection."

Maxine Cannon, Isle of Man Stamps & Coins General Manager said: "Her Majesty the Queen, Lord of Mann, looked so happy in the photos taken today by Arthur as she celebrated her 90th birthday in Windsor ahead of turning 90 tomorrow. The Queen looks magnificent wearing a beautiful floral print dress with a stunning fuchsia coat and matching hat. Seeing the photos taken earlier brings back memories of when Her Majesty visited the Island in 2003. We at the Isle of Man Post Office are delighted to wish Her Majesty the Queen, a very happy 90th birthday and are pleased to mark the occasion with our special cover and sheetlet."

To add to this, Isle of Man Post Office is sending a personal birthday message to the Queen, Lord of Mann.

The sheetlet and cover are a must have for any royal enthusiast or collector, to view these along with the full "Long to Reign Over Us" collection please click here

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