Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II : A Portrait in Stamps

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Since her accession to the throne in 1952, the Queen's image on UK stamps has become one of the most familiar and reproduced icons of all time. This beautiful and fascinating book illustrates the reign of Her Majesty as celebrated on Britain's stamps. It is published to coincide with the launch of the Royal Mail's stamps commemorating the diamond wedding of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 images, this book contains every design of UK special stamps issued for Royal occasions, plus those designed by members of the royal family. Illustrated from the two great philatelic collections of the British Library and Royal Mail, this book provides an unparalleled visual record of the monarch's life and times. Originally published in 2002 as "Queen Elizabeth II: A Jubilee Portrait in Stamps", this new paperback edition is fully updated and expanded. It is an essential read for anyone with an interest in the monarchy, in design or in stamps.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 240 x 250 x 14.22mm | 666.78g
  • The British Library Publishing Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised and expanded ed
  • 250 colour illustrations
  • 0712350020
  • 9780712350020

Table of contents

Changing Faces 6; 1950s A New Elizabethan Era 10; 1960s White Heat of Technology 26; 1970s A Silver Decade 44; 1980s Weddings and Renewal 60; 1990s Decade Horribilis 74; 2000s A New Century 92
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About Fay Sweet

Fay Sweet is a writer and broadcaster specialising in design. She has produced many radio programmes on architecture and design as well as on Royal Mail's Special Stamps, and writes for the Evening Standard.Fay has also written many Royal Mail publications, including several editions of its prestigious Special Stamps Yearbook.
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