HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee stamps will be issued in time for the extended Jubilee Bank Holidays on 4 and 5 June, using archive photography show The Queen performing her official duties both at home in the UK and on the world stage.

The stamps give an insight into the hugely diverse duties The Queen has performed; from delivering the first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957, to inspecting the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh, as head of the UK’s Armed Forces, half a century later in 2007.

The stamps demonstrate The Queen’s unwavering devotion to duty that has not faltered since the accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.

This is the third and final stamp issue in 2012 to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The first was The House of Windsor issue (2 February), which featured a 1954 portrait of The Queen.

2012 (May 31 2012)
Commemorative

Designed by Kate Stephens
Size 37mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by De La Rue Security Print
Print Process Gravure
Perforations 14 x 14.5
Phosphor All Over
Gum PVA

Stamps

HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 1st Stamp (2012) Golden Jubilee 2002

Golden Jubilee 2002

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2002 marked the 50th anniversary of HM The Queen’s reign. She is seen here at the Golden Jubilee Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 1st Stamp (2012) Trooping The Colour 1967

Trooping The Colour 1967

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The Trooping of the Colour celebrates the monarch’s official birthday every June. Queen Elizabeth took the salute on horseback until the retirement of her favourite charger, Burmese in 1986.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 77p Stamp (2012) The Royal Welsh 2007

The Royal Welsh 2007

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The Queen is head of the UK’s Armed Forces. She is seen here inspecting the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh at Tidworth 1 March 2007.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 77p Stamp (2012) First Christmas TV Broadcast 1957

First Christmas TV Broadcast 1957

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Now a well-established element of the UK Christmas celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II was the first UK monarch to embrace the then new technology of television for the traditional Christmas address to the nation.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 87p Stamp (2012) Silver Jubilee Walkabout 1977

Silver Jubilee Walkabout 1977

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The nation celebrated 25 years of the Queen’s reign in 1977. She is seen here on one of the many royal walkabouts taken during the celebrations.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 87p Stamp (2012) Garter Ceremony 1997

Garter Ceremony 1997

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Every June, a procession and service take place at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter. Founded by Edward III in 1348, the Order is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry and the Queen formally invests new Companions of the Order of the Garter in the Throne Room of Windsor Castle.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee £1.28 Stamp (2012) United Nations Address

United Nations Address

£1.28
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Cementing her position as a world statesperson, The Queen addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1957.


HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee £1.28 Stamp (2012) Commonwealth Games 1982

Commonwealth Games 1982

£1.28
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The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, is seen here at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Prestige Stamp Book

Prestige Stamp Book Cover

Publicity

Postmark