Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet

The Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet, issued on 6th February 2012, is the first time that official portraits of The Queen as she appears on stamps, coins and banknotes, have been brought together.

Included among the six stamps is a brand new 1st Class diamond blue definitive stamp, millions of which will replace the current standard gold definitive in Post Offices during 2012.


2012 (February 6 2012)
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Designed by Sedley Place with coin photography by David Burton
Size 20mm (h) x 24mm (v)
Printed by Walsall Security Printers
Perforations 15 x 14
Gum PVA

Stamps

Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Dorothy Wilding definitive

Dorothy Wilding definitive

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The first stamp on the miniature sheet has been inspired by the Wilding definitives first issued in 1952, featuring a photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding and a decorative frame design, inspired by the early frame design by Edmund Dulac.



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Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Robert Austin banknote portrait

Robert Austin banknote portrait

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Austin designed the first Bank of England notes to bear the monarch’s head. The engraving was based on a pencil sketch taken from a photographic portrait. The first note, £1, appeared in 1960


Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Harry Eccleston banknote portrait

Harry Eccleston banknote portrait

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A new series of notes, designed by Harry Eccleston, began to appear in 1971. His portrait of the Queen on the £5 note showed her wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, as on the subsequent £1 in 1978.


Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Mary Gillick coinage portrait

Mary Gillick coinage portrait

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Coins with Mary Gillick’s design were first issued in 1953. This image is still used on Maundy Money to this day.



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Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Arnold Machin coinage portrait

Arnold Machin coinage portrait

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First issued in 1968, Machin’s design was created in 1963 for the new decimal currency, and subsequently provided the basis for the stamp image. The Machin coin image is printed next to the Machin stamp image in the sheet.



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Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet 1st Stamp (2012) Diamond Jubilee Machin

Diamond Jubilee Machin

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The classic definitive portrait by Arnold Machin issued in a new colour specifically for the Diamond Jubilee Year. It features iridescent ink highlighting the words ‘Diamond Jubilee’. To celebrate the Jubilee year a self-adhesive version of this stamp is replacing the gold definitive in general circulation.


Presentation Pack

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Presentation Pack Cover

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First Day Cover

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First Day Cover Insert

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Miniature Sheet

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Printed by Walsall Security Printers
Size 147mm (h) x 74mm (v)

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