To mark the 65th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation in 2018, we are delighted to depict Her Majesty at numerous events, including her 80th birthday and Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The stamps depict some of the words from the British National Anthem 'God Save The Queen' (also called 'God Save the King' during kingship), whose origins, in its present form, date back to the eighteenth century.
The origin of both words and the music is unknown, although its many candidates for authorship include John Bull (c.1562 -1628), Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1583 - c. 1633), Henry Purcell (c. 1639 - 95), and Henry Carey (c. 1687 - 1743). 'God Save The King' was first publicly performed in London in 1745, which came to be known as the National Anthem at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
|Date of Issue
||23 May 2018
||Cartor Security Printing
||46p, 62p, 63p, 76p, 85p, 94p
||33.35mm deep x 45mm wide
||110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
||13.25 x 13.75
65th Anniversary of The Queen's Coronation