Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Stamps celebrate Queen's 60th wedding anniversary

New Zealand is marking the 60th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip with a set of stamps along with gold and silver commemorative coins.

As shown above, the 50 cent stamp portrays the couple today while the newlyweds are featured on the $2.00 stamp.

Married in 1947, reports, "The royal wedding was just the tonic for a battle weary Britain and its dominion. The marriage of the beautiful young Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, eldest daughter of King George VI to the tall aristocratic Prince Phillip thrilled the Commonwealth. They were the original royal celebrities."

Beginning today, the stamps and coins can be purchased at all New Zealand Postshops and online at

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM