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Pictorial Queen's Birthday 2017 cover

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SKU #1931005

Pictorial Queen's Birthday 2017 cover

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The Queen's Birthday 2017 blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of the stamp issue.
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The Queen's Birthday 2017 blank cover is a pictorial envelope that can be used to send a personal letter or to make your own souvenir cover of the stamp issue.

In 2017, the Queen will turn 91. The Queen’s Birthday 2017 stamp issue celebrates this incredible milestone. In the domestic base rate stamp, we show the Queen greeting the crowd during a day of public engagements with Prince Philip. On this occasion, Her Majesty is visiting the Broadway Theatre, situated in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham.

This year will also mark the 70th anniversary of the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and His Royal Highness Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, which took place on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London.

The international rate stamp features Her Majesty and Prince Philip, in recognition of the longevity of their relationship. The couple are riding in the Royal Procession as part of the prestigious five-day horseracing event Royal Ascot. First introduced in 1825 by King George IV, the Royal Procession signals the beginning of each day’s racing. A royal carriage procession, headed by the Queen and Prince Philip, travels up the straight mile in a circuit, transporting the Royal family to the Royal Box. In 2013, The Queen’s own horse, Estimate, won the prestigious Gold Cup race.

Technical details

  • Issue date: 4 April 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date: 2 May 2017
  • Denominations: 1 x $1, 1 x $2.95 (international)
  • Stamp design:Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Product design: Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
  • Printer: RA Printing
  • Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Paper (self-adhesive): Avery B100
  • Printing process: Offset lithography
  • Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm, 52mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size: 125mm x 70mm
  • Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout: Module of 50
  • FDI postmark: Elizabeth, SA 5112
  • Issue withdrawal date: 31 October 2017

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