Own Mint Stamps Commemorating
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II is the second longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history, in fact second only to England’s Queen Victoria. Now you have a chance to get two mint Vanuatu stamps plus a label honoring her 60th anniversary as Queen.
Collect 60 Years of History
Queen Elizabeth II has been part of more than a half-century of history. She ascended to the throne only seven years after World War II ended, while her country was still rebuilding from the devastating destruction. Her Majesty’s coronation on June 2, 1953 was the first time the ceremony was televised, and Britons bought televisions to watch the occasion.
Many nations that were part of the British Commonwealth when the Queen began her reign are now independent. The role of monarch has changed in 60 years as well, though Queen Elizabeth remains popular with her British subjects. In 1970, she began taking “walkabouts,” meeting the citizens who flock to see her. (The Queen even began paying income taxes in 1992, a first for a British ruler!)