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Julia Lee02/04/2012 14:12:21
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I heard something interesting today from a non-philatelic source.

Now, going off a half-hint from someone and adding up 2 + 2 to make 17, I think it's possible next year will see a Coronation issue featuring portraits of the Queen throughout her life.

I would think a Coronation issue is a given, actually.

Feel free to speculate below on anniversaries, shoo-ins for issues, ideas etc.

Jack03/04/2012 16:10:08
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What an horrific thought. Jubilee year this year, coronation jubilee next year etc. Please can we restrict royalty stamps to no more than one a year? After all, let's not forget we are still stuck with the boring Machin until the Queen shuffles off stage. Royal stamps are fundamentally boring (And I'm not even talking politics here, it's the subject matter...)

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:13:23
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You're not keen are you? You keep saying so!

However, I'm starting to agree with you! If I see one more modern photo contrasted with a black and white photo, from 'different eras of the Queen's reign', I think I'm going to scream. Definitely time to change the way the issues are done, if not the subject matter.

Adrian03/04/2012 16:25:36
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I couldn't agree more. Sleepless nights by the thought alone of yet another royal issue. Unless of course they manage to come up with something as beautiful as this year's jubilee miniature sheet, but I doubt that somehow.

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:32:27
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Opening of the Dartford Tunnel, anyone? (50th).

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:37:44
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CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley death anniversaries. ('63).

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:43:21
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There are two Dr Beeching anniversaries, too, birth in 1913 and the report in 1963, but I think that's unlikely!

(Beeching is the chap who shut a lot of the railway branch lines in 1963, for those of you unfamiliar).

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:46:59
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1913 birth or death anniversaries: Vivien Leigh, Peter Cushing, Benjamin Britten and Samuel Cody.

Our Britons of 'Adjective' issue is taking shape already!

Julia Lee03/04/2012 16:53:09
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Sorry, having far too much fun with this.

Two 1863 anniversaries I think are shoo-ins - the opening of the London Underground and the foundation of the Football Association.

It's nearly home-time for me, but if anyone wants to do 1813, 1763 etc, please do! (Oh, these days I suppose you can probably fill in '53, '43, '33 etc, too).

Adrian03/04/2012 17:21:58
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No, no Beeching! That would most surely yield a yes vote north of the border. Though I must admit it is good walking on all those disused railway tracks...

So 1813: Nelson monument unveiled, Pride and Prejudice published, birth of David Livingstone.

1763 yields nothing that remotely rings a bell for me, but maybe somebody else wil lhave a go?

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