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Great Britain - Coltswold FDC - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
First Day Cover
Class
Commemorative
Issued Date
06/02/2012
Postmark
06/02/2012
Postmark Town
Queen Elizabeth Street, London, SE1
Printer
Walsall Security Printers Limited
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
15 x 14
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
First Day Postmark - Extra Fine
Great Britain - Coltswold FDC - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012
Coltswold is an authorised private FDC issuer, aside to official Royal Mail.

Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet

The Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet, issued on 6th February 2012, is the first time that official portraits of The Queen as she appears on stamps, coins and banknotes, have been brought together.

Included among the six stamps is a brand new 1st Class diamond blue definitive stamp, millions of which will replace the current standard gold definitive in Post Offices during 2012. 

Designed by Sedley Place with coin photography by David Burton
Size: 20mm (h) x 24mm (v) 
Gum: PVA

Dorothy Wilding Definitive 1st Class

The first stamp on the miniature sheet has been inspired by the Wilding definitives first issued in 1952, featuring a photograph taken by Dorothy Wilding and a decorative frame design, inspired by the early frame design by Edmund Dulac.

Robert Austin Banknote Portrait 1st Class

Austin designed the first Bank of England notes to bear the monarch’s head. The engraving was based on a pencil sketch taken from a photographic portrait. The first note, £1, appeared in 1960

Harry Eccleston Banknote Portrait 1st Class

A new series of notes, designed by Harry Eccleston, began to appear in 1971. His portrait of the Queen on the £5 note showed her wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, as on the subsequent £1 in 1978.

Mary Gillick Coinage Portrait 1st Class

Coins with Mary Gillick’s design were first issued in 1953. This image is still used on Maundy Money to this day.

Arnold Machin Coinage Portrait 1st Class

First issued in 1968, Machin’s design was created in 1963 for the new decimal currency, and subsequently provided the basis for the stamp image. The Machin coin image is printed next to the Machin stamp image in the sheet.

Diamond Jubilee Machin Diamond Jubilee Machin 1st Class

The classic definitive portrait by Arnold Machin issued in a new colour specifically for the Diamond Jubilee Year. It features iridescent ink highlighting the words ‘Diamond Jubilee’. To celebrate the Jubilee year a self-adhesive version of this stamp is replacing the gold definitive in general circulation.
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