Issue on February 2 kicks off Diamond Jubilee year
Images have been released of the House of Windsor set and miniature sheet to be issued on February 2, which will complete the Kings & Queens series.
The set of five will portray Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II, all by way of contemporary paintings in the style of previous issues in the series. The current monarch will be depicted in the well-known portrait by Pietro Annigoni.
The Age of the Windsors & Saxe-Coburg-Gotha miniature sheet will illustrate four major events of the era: Scott’s exhibition to the South Pole in 1912, World War II (showing the Queen Mother touring a bomb site), the England team winning the World Cup in 1966, and the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994.
|House of Windsor miniature sheet|
By Julia Lee
by Julia Lee
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