Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Diamond Wedding Anniversary of HM The Queen and Prince Philip
- stamp issue 16 October 2007

Royal Mail will issue a set of stamps and miniature sheet to commemorate the 60th wedding anniversary (on 20 November) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Diamond Wedding anniversary stamp issue comprises of six conventionally gummed stamps showing HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at a number of formal occasions while the Miniature sheet is composed of four stamps showing a variety of informal Royal Family shots and an exclusive new photograph of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Lord Snowdon.

The self-adhesive Miniature sheet is a first for Royal Mail stamps. The four stamps are designed to look like four photographs randomly scattered on top of a pile of other Royal photos. The backing paper is printed in black & white with yet more Royal photographs.

Set of 6 Royal Mail stamps issued to commemorate the diamond wedding anniversary of HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philup.
Note: the arrangement of the stamps on the Royal Mail fdc (below) is not the same as in these publicity photos.

Top Row:
1st class The Queen and Prince Philip leave St Paul's Cathedral after a thanksgiving service for her 80th and his 85th birthdays; The Queen and Prince Philip inspect the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Regents Park, 30 April 1997.

Lower row:
54p The Queen and Prince Philip at the Garter Ceremony, Windsor, 16 June 1980; The Queen and Prince Philip at Royal Ascot, 1969;
78p The Queen and Prince Philip at the premier of The Guns of Navarone, 27 April 1961; Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Clydebank, 1947.

Royal Mail Miniature sheet of 1st class Beatles stamps showing memorabilia - guitar, lunchbox, 45rpm single, tea tray.
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Miniature sheet:
1st Class - The Royal Family at Balmoral, 1972; The Queen and Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace by Lord Snowdon, 2007;
69p - The Royal Family at Windsor Castle, 1965;
78p - The Queen and Prince Philip with Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Balmoral, 1953.

The presentation pack contains all six stamps and the Miniature sheet. Inside Jim Davies tells the story of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten's wedding day. Designed by Studio David Hillman the pack is illustrated with contemporary photography .The Miniature sheet is housed in its own specially designed separate carrier.
The Royal Mail First Day Cover insert features a photograph of the happy couple returning to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey in the Glass Coach.

Abbreviated Technical details:

The stamps and miniature sheet were designed by Studio David Hillman. The normal sheet stamps are 41 x 30mm in sheets of 30/60 se-tenant pairs.
The miniature sheet is 115x89mm with two stamps of 41mm x 30mm, one of 35mm x 35mm and one of 27mm x 37mm. MS photography - Upper left: Patrick Lichfield, Camera Press London, Lower left: Lord Snowdon, Upper Right: © Getty Images, Lower right: © Corbis, border Camera Press, © Corbis, ©Getty Images.

Norvic Exclusive First Day Cover

Our limited edition first day cover shows Buckingham Palace and is priced at £8.95 and is cancelled with the Buckingham Palace postmark postmark in silver:
Norvic Philatelics first day cover for stamps issued 16 OCtober 2007 for the Queen's Diamond Wedding anniversary 20 November 2007.

Our first day cover for the miniature sheet shows Sandringham House in Norfolk and is priced at £6.50 and is cancelled with the Windsor postmark in silver
Norvic Philatelics first day cover for the miniature sheet of stamps issued 16 OCtober 2007 for the Queen's Diamond Wedding anniversary 20 November 2007.

Buy both covers for £14.50!

Royal Mail first day cover for Diamond Wedding stamps.

Other products:
Set of 6 stamps mint
Miniature sheet mint
Presentation Pack (contains 6 stamps & MS)
Set of 6 on Royal Mail FDC 
Miniature sheet on Royal Mail FDC
Set of 11 Stamp Cards unused 

Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale.

Note - all special postmarks will be applied in silver. Permanent postmarks will be in black.
postmark with text 1947 - E&P - 2007. postmark with text Diamond Wedding 1947-2007 Anniversary. Non-illustrated Windsor first day postmark. Postmark showing Liverpool street sign for Penny Lane. Postmark showing guitar.
Ref FD733
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark
Ref FD734
Windsor Official Postmark - Diamond Wedding Anniversary
Ref FD734NP
Windsor Official non-pictorial Postmark
Ref M10726
Queen's 60th Wedding Anniversary, Prince Philip Close, Birmingham
Ref L10725
Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Elizabeth & Philip, Windsor
Ornate postmark with text as below. postmark illustrated with crown. postmark with text as shown. Diamond-shaped postmark. postmark illustrated with a diamond.
Ref L10721
E&P Diamond Wedding, Windsor
Ref L10720
Diamond Wedding, Westminster, London SW1
Ref L10719
E & P Diamond Anniversary 1947-2007, Bletchley Park Post Office, Milton Keynes
Ref L10724
Diamond Wedding EP London SW1
Ref N10728
Happy Anniversary from Cotswold & Stuart, York
postmark illustrated with Westminster Abbey. postmark illustrated with Buckingham Palace. postmark illustrated with Windsor Castle. postmark illustrated with Balmoral Castle. postmark illustrated with a diamond ring with E & P hallmark.
Ref L10732
Westminster London SW1
Ref L10731
Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1
Ref L10730
Windsor Berkshire
Ref S10735
Balmoral, Ballater
Ref L10733
60 E - P Windsor
Postmark illustrated with diamond and heart. Permanent Postmark showing Buckingham Palace. Permanent Postmark showing Windsor Castle. Permanent Postmark showing St Paul's Cathedral. postmark showing dates 1947 - 2007.
Ref L10734
Diamond Estate, London SW17
Ref L4666
Buckingham Palace, Royal Mail London SW
rolling date postmark
Ref L4680
Royal Mail Windsor
rolling date postmark
Ref L4664
St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Mail London EC3
rolling date postmark
Ref L10737
1947-2007/60 The Diamond Wedding Anniversary London SW1

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This page updated 20 November 2007

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