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Silver Jubilee

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Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952. To commemorate the first 25 years of Her Majesty's reign, the New Zealand Post Office released a special commemorative Silver Anniversary souvenir sheet comprising five 8c stamps.

Issue information

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was born in London on April, 21 1926, first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, the great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. Her Majesty's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953 after the death of her father. The Queen and the Duke celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in London in 1972.  In 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee was celebrated in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen travelled some 56,000 miles to share the anniversary with her people.  The graphic design was completed by Harrison & Sons.

Miniature sheet incorporating five stamps - 5 x 8c
Each different portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Technical information

Date of Issue: 23 February 1977
Designers: Harrison and Sons, England
Printers: Harrison and Sons, England
Stamp Size: 29mm x 41mm; Miniature Sheet: 180mm x 80mm
Sheet Size: Miniature Sheet of 5 stamps
Process: Photogravure
Perforation Gauge: 14 x 14.5
Paper Type: Harrison and Sons, unwatermarked