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Great Britain : Queen Mother's 100 Birthday (MS)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Stamp (Miniature Sheet)
Class
Commemorative
Issued Date
04/08/2000
Designer
The Post Office
Printer
De La Rue Security Print
Printing Method
Photogravure
Gum
Gum PVA
Watermark
The Post Office
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
MS2161
Stanley Gibbons
Great Britain : Queen Mother's 100 Birthday (MS)
QUEEN MOTHER'S 100 BIRTHDAY (2000)

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth IIand Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was queen consort of the United Kingdom from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, another Queen Elizabeth. She was the last Empress of India.

STAMP ISSUE (COMPOSITE DESIGNS)

This is a special issue to commemorate Queen Mother's birthday and it is also considered special because of 4 generations depicted on a single stamp.

It depicts:
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Prince William
  • Prince Charles
  • Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother
For Prince William, this is his first officially depicted on stamp by Royal Mail and for some to consider this was his 18th birthday celebration.
 
Photography :  John Swannell
MS typographic design :  John Gibbs
Paper :  Phospor Coated
MS size :  121 x 89 mm
Stamp size :  29 x 29 mm

COMPOSITE DESIGNS

According to Philatelic Terms Illustrated, defined as:
 
Composite Stamps. Stamps in which the design is spread over two or more stamps.

It was first introduced by Poland in 1957.



COLLECTION
Part of my Prince William's United Kingdom official issue.
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