H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 80th BirthdayH.M. Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday

Queen's 80th Birthday mini-sheetQueen's 80th Birthday 40cHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born in London on 21st April 1926.  She was the first child of His Majesty King George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. Princess Elizabeth was educated at home with her sister, Princess Margaret.

In her early teens she studied history, law, art and music, and was (and still is) a keen horsewoman. Princess Elizabeth also enjoyed amateur dramatics, was a good swimmer, and became a Girl Guide and Sea Ranger.

Queen's 80th Birthday $1.80Queen's 80th Birthday 80cIn 1947 she undertook her first official overseas visit, to South Africa, and on returning to Britain she married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten who was to become HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty The Queen’s current duties are many and varied. They include regular weekly meetings with Government ministers and hosting visiting Heads of State. She is patron of over 700 Queen's 80th Birthday $3.50organisations and entertains around 48,000 members of the community annually. 

The Queen has two birthdays. Her actual birthday is on 21st April and her official birthday is 17th June.


Queen 80th FDC
Queen 80th Mini Sheet FDC


H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday
Please Note: All prices are in New Zealand Dollars

40c, 80c, $1.80, $3.50
Single Set

$6.50
Gutter Pair $13.00
Block of Four $26.00


Miniature Sheet

$5.30


FDC

$7.50


Mini Sheet FDC
$6.30


Technical Details

Designer:
Crown Agents Design Studio, Sutton, UK Pitcairn Stamps
proudly brought
to you by:
Bounty Post
Photography: Camera Press Ltd. UK
Printer : BDT International, Dublin Ireland
Process : Offset Litho
Stamp Size: 28.45mm x 42.58mm, 4 horizontal stamps
Mini Sheet Size: 143mm x 75mm
Perforation Gauge : 14 per 2 cm
Sheet Configuration: 50 stamps per sheet (2 x 25 panes)
Denominations : Stamps 40c, 80c, $1.80 and $3.50. MS $1.80 and $3.50
Paper : Senator unwatermarked stamp paper
Period of Sale :
21 April 2006 for a period of 2 years.
Please Note: The denominations and related images do differ between the sheet stamps and the miniature sheet.