StampNews.com is glad to inform that Isle of Man Post Office has released a set of stamps celebrating the Queen's most important ceremonial occasions during her long reign. The issue consists of eight items that was released on the 18th of June.
Queen Elizabeth II's first significant ceremonial occasion as monarch was her coronation, which took place in Westminster Abbey at 12.33pm on June, 2, 1953, to become the 39th sovereign and sixth queen to be crowned in her own right by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Since this, the Queen during her reign has gone on to mark a series of milestones, including the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales on July 1, 1969, at Caernarfon Castle. She has also celebrated her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees with street parties, pageants and pop concerts.
The set of eight stamps picture the monarch at some of her most important ceremonial occasions during her long reign, and include the coronation, the investiture of Prince Charles, Trooping the Colour, The Diamond, Gold and Silver Jubilees, State Opening of Parliament and Order of the Garter.
Details of each occasion are also struck in a gold typeset and the stamps have been described by Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood as a beautiful issue that "captures images through a long reign dedicated to service that will evoke many memories".
President of Tynwald, the Hon Clare Christian MLC said: "Isle of Man Post Office is to be congratulated on bringing out this well presented collection of stamps reflecting significant ceremonial and historic events during the distinguished 63 year reign of Her Majesty. Widely admired for the manner in which she carries out her duties, this is a fitting tribute to the continuing long service of Queen Elizabeth II Lord of Man".