Friday, August 26, 2011

The Royal Family Jewels

Caroline Stephenson writes on behalf of Royal Mail that a set of eight new stamps celebrating the 350th anniversary of making of the British Crown Jewels have been released along with a presentation pack, first day cover, stamp cards, and a coin cover.

"The British Crown Jewels are known around the world as a dazzling collection of objects representing royal sovereignty. The Crown Jewels are also remarkable due to their continuity of use: the collection is still used in a coronation ceremony that has changed little in a thousand years.This year marks the 350th anniversary of when many of the pieces were made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661, following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Available 23 August 2011," according to information found on the Royal Mail website.

The site goes on to say, "Over the intervening years the collection of state regalia, commonly known as the Crown Jewels, has been added to and remodelled for various members of the royal family and royal occasions."

Shown above, Jewel House Warders Barry Morgan, Craig Joyce, Sandra Bond and Tom Raper pose outside the Tower of London to help launch Royal Mail’s new Crown Jewels stamps collection.

For more information and/or to order, click here.
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