|BCD16||Diamond Jubilee Definitive Stamps Cover||£25.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 06/02/2012
Issue Name: Diamond Jubilee Definitives
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Tracking changes to definitives is watching postal history in the making. These functional, everyday stamps capture what is going on with the post right now, today. In the future, a definitive collection will be fascinating. On 6 February September, 2012, Royal Mail issued the definitive stamps and miniature sheet to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our covers are of very limited production, and will be automatically reserved for the regional add-on club customers.
This sheet was automatically reserved for anyone in our Definitive Cover Clubs at the lowest possible price.Featuring a single blue Diamond Jubilee definitive stamp Cancelled with a specially designed 'ERII' postmark on the first day of issue (6 February, 2012) Exclusive to Buckingham Covers
The Diamond Jubilee ‘Machin’ features Arnold Machin’s iconic image on a blue background that highlights the words ‘Diamond Jubilee’ in iridescent ink. Since it first appeared in 1967 this timeless image has been reproduced on more than 220 billion British Definitive stamps.
The Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet also creates another philatelic first: bringing together the most iconic portraits of the Queen as she appears on coins and banknotes, as well as stamps. Since the Penny black, Royal Mail Definitive stamps have featured an image of the monarch facing to our left. Royal Mint has a different convention as succeeding monarch’s alternate the direction in which they face. Her Majesty the Queen faces to our right on coins. This is why the two Definitive stamps featuring the coin imagery will be the only Definitive stamps where the monarch faces this direction.
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