Elizabeth: Queen & Icon
Elizabeth: Queen & Icon was compiled to celebrate the 80th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen in 2006.
From her childhood, and particularly as Queen, her face has been captured repeatedly on film and canvas. Many of these representations of The Queen have been the source of several stamps, and even more proposed stamp designs.
Definitive stamps are printed in their millions. They travel the world as miniature ambassadors for Britain. An image of our Head of State on a stamp creates a powerful national icon. Elizabeth: Queen & Icon takes a closer look at some of these philatelic portraits.
Stamps featuring portraits from throughout The Queen's life.
Stamps featuring an image from each decade of The Queen's reign.