Stamps unveiled for Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Kate Stephens has designed a set of eight new stamps for the Royal Mail celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which will be sold in a presentation pack designed by Silk Pearce.
The stamps chart the Queen’s reign through four black-and-white, and four colour photographs, and include images of her first Christmas broadcast in 1957 and trooping the colour in 1967.
Silk Pearce has designed the first-day-cover, which comprises an envelope and card.
The envelope has been overprinted in mauve metallic ink with an accompanying illustration by Peter Horridge.
Two post-marks and a presentation pack have also been designed by the consultancy.
The stamp collection, which launches on 31 May, is the third and final set marking The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The first was The House of Windsor and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha issue issued on 2 February. The second – designed by Sedley Place, with a presentation pack by Studio Dempsey - was the Diamond Jubilee Definitive Sheet, issued on 6 February; 50 years to the day since The Queen ascended the throne in 1952.