High-Value Stamp Marks Queen’s 65th Anniversary of the Accession

On February 6, 1952, King George VI died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House. His eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth, who was in Kenya at the time, was proclaimed queen at the age of 25.

To commemorate the event, Royal Mail today issued a new sapphire blue £5 high-denomination definitive, with an iridescent overprint featuring the legend “65th Anniversary of Accession.”

The stamp features the familiar bas-relief portrait by Arnold Machin.

Queen Elizabeth II is Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

To mark the event, in addition to the stamp, Royal Mail is offering several commemorative covers, some which include a commemorative coin. For more information, visit www.royalmail.com/personal/stamps-collectibles-gifts.

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  1. I am new to this group. I have been collecting postage due and regular stamps for many years.
    My portfolio of my collection is around 10000 pieces. I have many new and used pieces.
    My question is what is the best reference in documenting these pieces, Scott or what other source is used for cataloging these beautiful pieces.
    I not only have my collection but my grand mothers and great grand mothers.
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    I have a vast array of world pieces including a huge set of the early communist régime.
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