Ascension Island’s Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II stamps

To celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II as Monarch of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas, the Ascension Island Post Office is releasing a new stamp issue.

Each stamp features a charming portrait of Her Majesty. The stamps which are diamond shaped will be issued as a set of six with denominations 15p, 25p, 35p, 40p, 60p and £1.25p each printed in sheetlets of eight with decorative borders.

The same stamps will appear in a diamond shaped miniature sheet with two additional labels with face value of £3.00.

There will also be a single souvenir sheet containing a large diamond shaped stamp with denomination of £2.00p.

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