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Thursday, April 21, 2016

UK 2016
HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

 



COUNTRY: UK
ISSUE DATE: 21 April 2016
THEME: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday
 STAMP DESIGN: Kate Stephens





Stamps depicts photographs of The Queen with her father c.1930, attending the State Opening of Parliament in 2012, with Princess Anne and Prince Charles in 1952, visiting New Zealand in 1977, with The Duke of Edinburgh in 1957 and with Nelson Mandela in 1996.











This special four-stamp Miniature Sheet features a striking portrait by Ranald Mackechnie, exclusively commissioned by Royal Mail and taken within the White Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace. Uniquely, this exquisite photograph brings together the four existing generations of our Royal Family.





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Stamp images thanks to Royal Mail
 Czech Post COLLECTORZPEDIA


Credits: HM The Queen with her father c.1930, photograph by Marcus Adams © Camera Press London;  HM The Queen attends the State Opening of Parliament 2012 © Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images;  HM The Queen with Princess Anne and Prince Charles, 1952 © Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images;  HM The Queen visits New Zealand 1977 © Anwar Hussein/Getty Images;  HM The Queen with The Duke of Edinburgh 1957 © AP/PA Images; HM The Queen with Nelson Mandela 1996 © Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images;  typographic elements by Mike Pratley