House of Windsor centenary 1917-2017 commemorated by Gibraltar Post

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19 June 2017
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37237-24065.jpg House of Windsor Centenary miniature sheet from Gibraltar Post
Gibraltar Post has issued a new miniature sheet featuring King George V, King Edward VII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, to mark 100 years of the House of Windsor.

Gibraltar Post has issued a new miniature sheet featuring King George V, King Edward VII, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, to mark 100 years of the House of Windsor.

The House of Windsor was established during World War I, when anti-German feeling in Britain was at its height and Britain's monarchy felt the need to distance itself from its German origins. The new family name came into effect on 17 July 1917, when the name Saxe Coburg and Gotha was abandoned in favour of the British-sounding Windsor.

Designed by Stephen Perera, the miniature sheet features two colour photographs (George V and his grandaughter Elizabeth II) and two black & white photo (the brothers King Edward VII and King George VI) with a silhouette of the Queen's portrait and the wording 'House of Windsor centenary'. The sheet has a tartan border.

House of Windsor miniature sheet details

Issue date: 19 June 2017

Designer: Stephen Perera

Illustrator: Getty Images

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Printer: Lowe Martin Security Printers

Process: Offset lithography

Size: 103mm x 103mm

For more information, or to buy the miniature sheet, visit the Gibraltar Post website. Image copyright Gibraltar Post.