Queen of Gibraltar wording to feature on a postage stamp for the first time in history

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imports_CCGB_gibraltar-elizabeth-monarch-2015-550x518_15259.jpg Queen of Gibraltar wording to feature on a postage stamp for the first time in history
The Post Office of Gibraltar has made history with the first ever postage stamp to feature the words 'Queen of Gibraltar'. ...
The Post Office of Gibraltar has made history with the first ever postage stamp to feature the words 'Queen of Gibraltar'.

The £10 stamp (whose denomination is also a first for Gibraltar Post Office) was issued on 30 May 2015 in anticipation of 9 September 2015, the date that the Queen will break Queen Victoria's record as the longest serving monarch of Britain. Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years and 216 days, from 20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901, whilst the present Queen's reign began on 6 February 1952.

The new stamp features a Sir Cecil Beaton photograph of the Queen taken in 1955, which features the monarch seated on a golden throne. The stamp is printed with 22ct Gold and features the words' £10. Queen of Gibraltar'.

Photographer Cecil Beaton produced several important portraits of the Queen and the royal family, including a portrait of the Queen with the infant Prince Charles, and a photo of the Queen with her sister Margaret and her parents King George VI and Queen Mary.

ISSUE DETAILS

Issue date: 30 May 2015
Design: Stephen Perera
Printer: Lowe Martin Group
Process: Offset Lithography & Thermography & 22ct Gold
Size: 40mm x 40mm

To purchase the stamp, visit the Gibraltar Stamps website.

Image copyright Gibraltar Post

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