The Queens Diamond Jubilee

Products in this Issue

Set of Six Stamps Stamps Descriptions 36p - 1952 - 1962, Queen's Coronation 1953/Birth of Prince Andrew 196047p - 1962 - 1972, Official launch of QE2 1967/England win World Cup 196648p - 1972 - 1982, Opened Sydney Ope..

Price £3.09

First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.29

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

Price £3.99

Souvenir Sheet A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illistrated background...

Price £3.09

Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £4.29

Souvenir Sheet and Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

Price £3.29

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traf..

Price £30.90

Description

In 2012, Her Majesty the Queen will become the second Monarch in British history to celebrate sixty years on the throne.  We are thrilled to be celebrating this occasion with our commemorative stamps, which highlight just some of the many special events which have occurred since the Queen came to the throne.

The Queen has reigned through a period of great change and many people will want to join in the celebrations for Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, which will no doubt be an occasion to remember. The UK Government is working with Buckingham Palace to ensure that there are truly 'national' celebrations taking place over the Jubilee weekend, from 2-5 June 2012.

As part of these celebrations, on Monday 4 June 2012, the aim is to light 2012 beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, the Commonwealth and other countries around the world in celebration of the Queen's reign. The beacons will be lit between 10pm and 10.30pm and the Queen will be lighting the National Beacon in London at approximately 10:30pm.

History shows a long and unbroken tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons - be it on village greens, castle battlements or mountain tops.  In 1897, beacons were lit to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and, more recently, in 1977 and 2002, the lighting of beacons took place to mark the Silver and Golden Jubilees of the Queen.

Specification

Date of Issue 22 February 2012
Designer Two Degrees North
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 36p, 47p, 48p, 52p, 61p ,65p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 28.8mm deep x 43.2mm wide
Sheet Size 100.4mm deep x 140mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked
Sheet 10
Perforation 12.5 x 12.5
Cylinder A