This special stamp sheet commemorated HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh who died on 9 April 2021.
When Prince Philip retired from public life in 2017 at the age of 96, it was reported that he had appeared at more than 22,000 official events and delivered some 5,500 speeches over the course of his career. He made ten visits to Aotearoa New Zealand with HRH Queen Elizabeth II and one solo tour in 1956. In the same year he co-founded the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a programme designed to instil in young people “a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities.”
Notably, Prince Philip’s love and support of the Queen has strengthened and shaped the monarchy into the institution it is today.
Product listing for HRH Prince Philip 1921 - 2021
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|Miniature Sheet First Day Cover||First day cover with gummed miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$4.10|
|Date of issue:||4 August 2021|
|Number of stamps:||One gummed|
|Designed and illustrated by:||Helcia Berryman, Mopsy Creative, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Stamp size and format:||45mm x 35mm|
|Miniature sheet size and format:||150mm x 75mm|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 106gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Perforation gauge:||14.47 x 14.286|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 3 August 2022. First day covers remained on sale until 3 October 2021.|