The penultimate Kings & Queens issue covers the Hanoverian erafrom 1714 to 1901.
The last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne died without issue, she was succeeded by her German second cousin, George I, of the House of Hanover, who was a descendant of the Stuarts through his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth, daughter of James VI. George II was the last British monarch to have been born outside Great Britain, and was famous for his numerous conflicts with his father and, subsequently, with his son. He was succeeded by his grandson, George III who was born in Norfolk House, London, and never visited Hanover. He reigned for nearly 60 years, though bad health meant that his son ruled as Regent from 1811. George III died at Windsor Castle on 29 January 1820, six days after the death of his fourth son. He was succeeded by two of his sons George IV and William IV, who both died without surviving legitimate children, leaving the throne to the only legitimate child of the Duke of Kent, Victoria, the last monarch of the House of Hanover.
1st class: George I (1714-27) & George II (1727-60);
George III (1760-1820) &
William IV (1830-37) &
The MS takes a separate look at the life and times of the age, featuring events and individuals from the reigns.
The events featured are:
1st class Robert Walpole, 1st Prime Minister., 1721
68p Robert Adam, Kedleston Hall (Derbyshire), 1763
76p Penny Black stamp, Uniform Postage, 1840
£1.00 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897
The border design features a timeline of the period.
|Acknowledgements: will be shown here.|
designs are by Atelier
Works, and the 27 x 37mm stamps are printed in lithography by Cartor
Printers, Meacé, France, in sheets of 25/50, perf 14 x 14.
The miniature sheet is 123 x 70mm, also perf 14 x 14. All images are Copyright Royal Mail 2011.
Mint miniature sheet
Presentation Pack (set & MS)
Set on PO FDC and MS on PO FDC
Set of 11 Stamp Cards
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here. these may not be to scale. These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.
| Ref FD1133
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark
|Ref FD1134 London SW1 Official Postmark||Ref FD1134N London SW1 non-pictorial postmark.|| Ref L12246
First day of issue St James's Palace, London Timeline postmark
|Ref L12248 London SW1|
| Ref M12268
Victoria Ave Birmingham
|Ref L12247 London W8||Ref L12255 Autumn Stampex The House of Hanover First Day of Issue London N1||Ref L12249 The Age of the Hanoverians, East Cowes (Isle of Wight)||Ref L12254 House of Hanover London|
|Ref L12250 Queen Victoria, Hyde Park, London W1 (showing Victoria Cross medal)||Ref M12266 The Age of the Hanoverians, Kidderminster||Ref L4666 Buckingham
Palace, London SW (purchased by King George III)
||Ref L4643 Royal Pavilion Brighton (George IV, William IV)||Ref L4680 Windsor Castle
(George III died here, major rebuilding by George IV)
Ref L12286 The Age of the Hanoverians, London
Buckingham Palace, London
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