Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Platinum Jubilee - Pair
This pair set features two of the £10 stamps from the 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - Platinum Jubilee' issue.
This £10 stamp, issued to mark the Platinum Jubilee, features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taken by Dorothy Wilding in 1952, the year of Her Majesty’s accession. The Queen can be seen wearing the George IV State Diadem which she also wore to her Coronation in 1953. The stamp has been printed with several special ink effects to reflect the nature of the occasion.
A pair is two stamps taken from the same sheet of ten; selvedges are also retained and will include the traffic lights. Traffic lights are a term used by collectors to denote the check dots (or colour dabs) printed in the sheet margins of stamps printed by modern offset litho or photogravure methods. They assist in checking that all the colours have printed correctly. Blocks of stamps from the corner of the sheet, including the ‘traffic lights’, are collected as a matched pair with the block showing the cylinder numbers. Most of our selvedge sheets contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which stamps were printed - for example 1A.
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|Date of issue||01/06/2022|
|Size||37.5mm x 51mm|
|Process||Four colour process offset lithography plus special techniques; platinum suprametal, silver hot foil, spot gloss UV varnish and iridescent ink|