Striking Photo-Quality Stamps Honor Queen Elizabeth II's 80th Birthday
Now you can get two mint stamps celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday. The stamps, issued by Gibraltar, feature photo-quality images of the queen as a young woman as well as a more recent image.
The British captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War for Spanish Succession. The tiny nation at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea joined the British Empire as a British Crown Colony in 1830. Today, Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and its citizens have full British citizenship. Though the country has a governor, the head of state is the British monarch. King Charles III is the present head of state, taking on the role after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
These mint stamps are a fitting reminder of all the history Queen Elizabeth experienced during her long reign over Great Britain and its territories like Gibraltar. Order yours today.