Long to Reign Over Us

A Miniature Sheet of stamps issued on Wednesday, 9th September to commemorate the historic landmark of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest reigning UK monarch. Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days is exceeded by Her Majesty on that day.

The Miniature Sheet will comprise five stamps including a specially created purple coloured First Class Definitive (everyday stamp) which will replace the current red version for 12 months.

2015 (September 9 2015)
Commemorative


Stamps

Long to Reign Over Us 1st Stamp (2015) William Wyon’s City Medal

William Wyon’s City Medal

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William Wyon’s City Medal, featuring the head of Queen Victoria, commemorated her first visit to London. The image on the Penny Black (the world’s first postage stamp) was based on this portrait, which in turn was based on a sketch of Princess Victoria when she was 15 years old.


Long to Reign Over Us 1st Stamp (2015) Dorothy Wilding’s Portrait

Dorothy Wilding’s Portrait

1st
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Dorothy Wilding’s three-quarter profile photograph of Her Majesty was one of a series taken in April 1952 and was printed on British postage stamps from 1952 until 1967.


Long to Reign Over Us 1st Stamp (2015) Machin Definitive

Machin Definitive

1st
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The classic Machin definitive, featuring the iconic profile of Her Majesty by sculptor Arnold Machin has been in use on definitive stamps since 1967. The iridescent overprint on the stamp bears the text 'Long to Reign Over Us'. This new stamp is also available in stamp books.


Long to Reign Over Us £1.52 Stamp (2015) The Badge of the House of Windsor

The Badge of the House of Windsor

£1.52
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The Badge of the House of Windsor, featuring a depiction of the Round Tower of Windsor Castle flying the Royal Standard, was approved by King George VI in Council at Buckingham Palace.


Long to Reign Over Us £1.52 Stamp (2015) The Queen’s Personal Flag

The Queen’s Personal Flag

£1.52
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for use in Commonwealth countries, The Queen’s Personal Flag was designed at Her Majesty's request in 1960. This is a gold 'E' with a crown, surrounded by a garland of roses. It symbolises the Queen's role as Head of the Commonwealth. The device from the flag appears on the stamp.


Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

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