A First-Class Portrayal of Royal Stamps

The Royal family has been depicted on stamps for centuries. Here are a few images depicting some of the most famous Royals whose faces have fuelled the world’s postal system.

By Chris Ritchie 

Charles and Diana – UK, 1981

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                                                                                      Queen Elizabeth II – Bahrain, 1957

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Charles and Diana, commemorative marriage – Australia, 1977

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The Royal Wedding, William and Kate – Australia, 2011

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Queen Elizabeth II – Canada, 1988

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King George VI in naval uniform – Canada, 1942

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Buckingham Palace, Coronation stamp – New Zealand, 1953

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Henry VIII and the Mary Rose – UK, 1982

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Multiple value Queen classic side profile – various years

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                                                                         Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive stamp – UK 1840

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