Royal Mail releases Diamond Jubilee stamps

The Royal Mail has unveiled a set of six stamps to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne – her Diamond Jubilee.

Diamond Jubilee Machin

Included among the designs are a new blue definitive stamp, which will replace the standard gold definitive first-class stamps in Post Offices throughout 2012.

Arnold Machin coinage portrait

The new stamp features the words Diamond Jubilee highlighted in iridescent ink on the background.

Mary Killick coinage portrait

The stamps have been designed by Sedley Place, while Studio Dempsey has created the first-day cover and the presentation pack.

Dorothy Wilding definitive

The stamp designs use official portraits of The Queen, sourced from previous stamps, as well as coins and banknotes.

Robert Austin banknote portrait

These include society photographer Dorothy Wilding’s portrait of The Queen, which was used on the very first stamp issued during her reign, and portraits taken from the £1 banknote issued in 1960.

Harry Eccleston banknote portrait
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  • ian hamilton-siebert November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    OK as a set of definitives,but hopefully Royal Mail
    will be pulling out all the stops for its main Royal Diamond Jubilee stamps around the 2nd June.

  • david stretch November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Interesting but lacking the charm and grace of the stamps featuring the late Princess Diana

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