On this Monday, February 6, 2017, over in the U.K., the Royal Mail issues £5 Queen Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee stamp. “On this day in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.”
Special thanks to The Royal Philatelic Society London whose ReTweet showed the stamp, here upper left, from the Evening Standard. “Jubilee: The new £5 stamp commemorates the milestone Royal Mail/PA”.
The stamp, available from Monday, marks 65 years since Princess Elizabeth became Queen following the death of her father George VI on February 6 1952.Sapphire is the 65th anniversary gemstone and the stamp features the colour of the precious item.
Last year, the Royal Mail issued a series of 10 postage stamps to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday, with Prince George featuring on a stamp for the first time.”
To be 90 years young and this active! I’m going to be on the lookout for any #InCoWriMo participants from the U.K. who may be able to help me get one of these stamps – and with a currency conversion that would run a little more than $8 US for one stamp! It will be fun to pursue – and like yesterday’s blog post I conclude again today with – please stay tuned!
Queen Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee: Royal Mail issues £5 stamp to commemorate accession to the throne
The Royal Philatelic Society London @ Royal Philatelic Soc Retweeted
@standardnews Royal Mail issues £5 stamp to commemorate Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee #SapphireJubilee;
Excerpt February 6, 2017 10:37 AM Tweet “On this day in 1952, Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II. We are very proud to have the Queen as our patron
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