Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of The Queen's Coronation. Six exquisite stamps introduced by Guernsey Post
FindYourStampsValue.com is delighted to present six special stamps by Guernsey Post issued to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen who is the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth became the head of the monarchy at the age of 27 on June 2, 1953, with millions watching as she was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
The stamps depict The Queen at numerous events including Her Majesty’s 80th birthday and her Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The items also shows The Queen during her tour of Australia in March 1954 and Her Majesty as she makes her way to the State Opening of Parliament in 1971 and 2002. Each stamp also features the lines from the British National Anthem ‘God Save the Queen’.
Her Majesty assumed the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI. Her formal coronation was held the next year, on June 2, 1952, in Westminster Abbey. The coronation was the first to be televised, with more than 26 million people watching in the United Kingdom alone; the worldwide audience has been estimated at more than 250 million.