British Virgin Islands
Royal Mail Miniature Sheet
Photographed by Ranald Mackechnie for Royal Mail, the specially commissioned Stamp Sheet features a family portrait of four generations of the House of Windsor: HM The Queen, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and for the first time on a Royal Mail stamp, HRH Prince George of Cambridge. The photograph was taken in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace.The perforations in the Stamp Sheet are positioned to create a postage stamp for each member of the Family.
Issue Date: 23.03.2016 Designer: Kate Stephens Illustrator: Various Printer: International Security Printers Process: Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 37mm(w) x 35mm(h) Values: 3 X 1st Class, 3 x £1.52 (subject to tariff)
Included in the issue are three stamps, housed within a unique miniature sheet. Each stamp contains three images – simply tilt the miniature sheet and watch the images change! The images take us from the Queen’s christening in 1926 right through to her attendance at the 2015 Anzac commemorations in London. As you tilt the miniature sheet, the captions beneath the stamps change too – resulting in a comprehensive view of the Queen’s lifetime. The stamps are featured in a classic stylised gold-gilded frame against a royal purple background, making this a truly regal stamp issue.
A royal first day cover to treasure No royal collection is complete without a first day cover, and the Queen’s 90th birthday deserves something extra-special. This first day cover features the three lenticular stamps as well as a gorgeous photograph of Queen Elizabeth II as a baby from 1926. This collectable is a must-have for any royal enthusiast.
Issue Date:4 May 2016