The House of Windsor

Royal Mail’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen are launched by the first of three special Royal stamp issues on 2 February, 2012.

The House of Windsor Stamps feature the five monarchs from the start of the 20th century. The Queen takes pride of place on the final stamp of Royal Mail’s epic ‘Kings and Queens’ series, marking the 60th year of her reign, the second longest for a British monarch after Queen Victoria.


2012 (February 2 2012)
Commemorative

Designed by Atelier Works
Size 27mm (h) x 37mm (v)
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
Perforations 14 x 14
Gum PVA

Stamps

The House of Windsor 1st Stamp (2012) Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

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Edward VII was the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, which was renamed the House of Windsor by his son, George V. During the widowhood of his mother, Queen Victoria, he was largely excluded from political power and came to personify the fashionable, leisured elite.



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The House of Windsor 68p Stamp (2012) George V (1910-1936)

George V (1910-1936)

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George was the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 until 1891 he served in the Royal Navy. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire. He was the only Emperor of India to be present at his own Delhi Durbar



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The House of Windsor 76p Stamp (2012) Edward VIII (1936)

Edward VIII (1936)

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Only months into Edward’s reign, he caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American socialite Wallis Simpson, who had divorced her first husband and was seeking a divorce from her second. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing that the people would never accept a divorced woman with two living ex-husbands as queen.



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The House of Windsor £1.00 Stamp (2012) George VI (1936-1952)

George VI (1936-1952)

£1.00
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As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward. He served in the Royal Navy during World War I, and after the war took on the usual round of public engagements. He married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon in 1923, and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.



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The House of Windsor £1.10 Stamp (2012) Elizabeth II (1952 to date)

Elizabeth II (1952 to date)

£1.10
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Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. As Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations; as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England



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The House of Windsor 1st Stamp (2012) Scott Expedition 1912

Scott Expedition 1912

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The House of Windsor 68p Stamp (2012) Second World War 1929-1945

Second World War 1929-1945

68p
The House of Windsor 76p Stamp (2012) Football Champions 1966

Football Champions 1966

76p
The House of Windsor £1.00 Stamp (2012) Channel Tunnel 1994

Channel Tunnel 1994

£1.00

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Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

Postmark