HM The Queen with her father 1930.
HM The Queen attends the State Opening of Parliament 2012.
HM The Queen with Princess Anne and Price Charles 1952.
£1.52 Airmail Europe 1000g:
HM The Queen Visits New Zealand 1977
HM The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh 1957
HM The Queen with Nelson Mandela 1996
Prestige Stamp Book.
These are studio designs but are believed to represent the actual finished product, apart from the definitives.
Pane 3 - definitives.
2 x 1st class red Machin
2 x 1st class purple Machin
1st class England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland country definitives.
The Machin definitives are shown in detail at the foot of the table.
Pane 4 - miniature sheet
(scan of actual page)
4 x 1st class:
His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince of Wales
Her Majesty The Queen
His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales The Duke of Cambridge
A differently cropped version of the photograph which shows the Royal Group off-centre.
By the time the design was revealed it was too late for Royal Mail to act on the suggestion that cropping out the 'spare' chair, would result in a smaller sheet that would be more useful for actually using as postage.
4 x 1st class:
For details see above.
A further Retail Book will be issued on 9 June 2016 containing the other two stamps from the miniature sheet and 4 Machin definitives.
|Self-adhesive retail book containing 2 x 1st class stamps from the miniature sheet and 4 x 1st class purple Machin definitives|
Detail of definitive stamps contained in the prestige book and retail booklet
|1st class red
has year code M16L and
source code MPIL at top
left and top right respectively.
1st class purple from PSB has O16R below the chin and (REI)GP behind the head.
1st class purple from retail booklet has O16R below the chin and (REI)GC behind the head.
The stamps are designed by Kate Stephens and printed by International Security Printers in litho. Each stamp is 37 x 35mm. 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
Designed by Kate Stephens (designer of the six special stamps) and
written by royal correspondent Robert Hardman, the Prestige Stamp Book
features a chronological account of the life and reign of Her Majesty The
Queen. It is printed by International Security Printers in litho, all panes on gummed paper.
The miniature sheet is again a massive 179 x 74 mm, almost impossible to use even on a c5 envelope. The stamps are 27 x 37 mm, and the sheet is printed in litho by International Security Printers.
Set of 6 stamps Miniature Sheet Presentation Pack Prestige Stamp Book Limited Editon PSB*
First Day Covers (2) Set of 11 Stamp Cards Retail booklet Coin Cover
* A limited edition version of 1926 PSBs will be produced with a different cover and with 22ct Gold applied to both the front cover and to the gold label in the centre of the Definitive pane. There will be special additional packaging for this limited edition PSB. This product is not aimed at the philatelic market, and is priced at £59.99.
Special Postmarks available on the day of this issue will be shown on
Royal Mail's Postmark Bulletin webpage.
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This page updated 22 May 2016
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