national celebrations / 国家的お祝い

June 2, 2012

18 April 2006, United Kingdom
80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ
design: Sedley Place
photo: Enschedé

We are in the four days National holidays to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – 60 years since the coronation.  Many shops in town have window displays dedicated to this event and the radio is playing pieces of music written for historical monarchs and the Royal family.  It is a bit too much for me, this National feature of the flags and crowns in town!

But I like the Queen and stamps with her portrait or silhouette – hoping not to lose her for many years to come – this is my celebration of the Jubilee.

I especially like the Queen’s sunny smile (1972) on top – and both young (1951) and mature (2001) charming smiles.  As they feature the Queen’s portrait, they have no silhouette as you normally find on British stamps.

This link is showing 60 pictures of the Queen since 1953.





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