Royal Mail will issue a set of stamps and miniature sheet to commemorate the 60th wedding anniversary (on 20 November) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Diamond Wedding anniversary stamp issue comprises of six conventionally gummed stamps showing HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a number of formal occasions while the Miniature sheet is composed of four stamps showing a variety of informal Royal Family shots and an exclusive new photograph of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Lord Snowdon.
The self-adhesive Miniature sheet is a first for Royal Mail stamps. The four stamps are designed to look like four photographs randomly scattered on top of a pile of other Royal photos. The backing paper is printed in black & white with yet more Royal photographs.
Note: the arrangement of the stamps on the Royal Mail fdc (below) is not the same as in these publicity photos.
The presentation pack contains all six stamps and the
Miniature sheet. Inside Jim Davies tells
the story of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten's
wedding day. Designed by
Studio David Hillman the pack is illustrated with contemporary
photography .The Miniature sheet
is housed in its own specially designed separate carrier.
The Royal Mail First Day Cover insert features a photograph of the happy couple returning to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey in the Glass Coach.
The stamps and miniature sheet were designed by Studio David
The normal sheet stamps are 41 x 30mm in sheets of 30/60 se-tenant
The miniature sheet is 115x89mm with two stamps of 41mm x 30mm, one of 35mm x 35mm and one of 27mm x 37mm. MS photography - Upper left: Patrick Lichfield, Camera Press London, Lower left: Lord Snowdon, Upper Right: © Getty Images, Lower right: © Corbis, border Camera Press, © Corbis, ©Getty Images.
Our limited edition first day cover shows Buckingham Palace and is priced
at £8.95 and is cancelled with the Buckingham Palace postmark
postmark in silver:
Our first day cover for the miniature sheet shows Sandringham House
in Norfolk and is priced at £6.50 and is cancelled with
the Windsor postmark in silver
Buy both covers for £14.50!
Set of 6 stamps mint
Miniature sheet mint
Presentation Pack (contains 6 stamps & MS)
Set of 6 on Royal Mail FDC
Miniature sheet on Royal Mail FDC
Set of 11 Stamp Cards unused
To place an order please visit our online store.
Other enquiries, please email us - and don't forget to tell us which country you are in.
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale.
| Ref FD733
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark
| Ref FD734
Windsor Official Postmark - Diamond Wedding Anniversary
| Ref FD734NP
Windsor Official non-pictorial Postmark
| Ref M10726
Queen's 60th Wedding Anniversary, Prince Philip Close, Birmingham
| Ref L10725
Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Elizabeth & Philip, Windsor
| Ref L10721
E&P Diamond Wedding, Windsor
| Ref L10720
Diamond Wedding, Westminster, London SW1
| Ref L10719
E & P Diamond Anniversary 1947-2007, Bletchley Park Post Office, Milton Keynes
| Ref L10724
Diamond Wedding EP London SW1
| Ref N10728
Happy Anniversary from Cotswold & Stuart, York
| Ref L10732
Westminster London SW1
| Ref L10731
Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1
| Ref L10730
| Ref S10735
| Ref L10733
60 E - P Windsor
| Ref L10734
Diamond Estate, London SW17
| Ref L4666
Buckingham Palace, Royal Mail London SW
rolling date postmark
| Ref L4680
Royal Mail Windsor
rolling date postmark
| Ref L4664
St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Mail London EC3
rolling date postmark
| Ref L10737
1947-2007/60 The Diamond Wedding Anniversary London SW1
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This page updated 20 November 2007
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