Stamps celebrating the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Issue date: 21st April 2021

Princess Coronation Marriage
Leisure Pageantry Royal Duty
202101 - Mint Stamps (35p, 45p, 50p, 70p, £1.10 & £1.50) £4.60
202102 - First Day Cover (with 35p, 45p, 50p, 70p, £1.10 & £1.50 stamps) £5.60

95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II: First day cover


The Tristan da Cunha Post Office takes great pleasure in releasing a set of six stamps in celebration of The Queen's 95th birthday.

The stamps will be released on Her Majesty's actual birthday, 21st April. Each of the stamps depict key aspects of Her Majesty's life, from a young Princess, to her Coronation and Marriage as well as managing to enjoy some Leisure time and Pageantry, out and about fulfilling her Royal Duties.

On her twenty-first birthday, 21st April 1947, Princess Elizabeth was with her parents and younger sister, Princess Margaret, on a tour of South Africa. In a speech broadcast on the radio from Cape Town, the Princess dedicated her life to the service of the Commonwealth. The theme of the stamp issue, "Devoted to your service", is taken from that speech: "I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

This special issue is a collaboration between 11 postal administrations which sees the three Crown Dependencies, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, join The Bahamas and seven UK Overseas Territories, Ascension Island, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha to mark the birthday of the world's longest reigning monarch.

The following are depicted:

35p - Princess - A beautiful portrait by Cecil Beaton of the Princess Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, 1946. (Photo by PA Archive/PA Images).

45p - Coronation - A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown, after her Coronation 2 June 1953 in Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Sport and General/Barratts/EMPICS Archive via PA Images).

50p - Marriage - The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh stand next to a display of Spanish items from the Royal Collection during the state visit of Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017. (Photo by Neil Hall/Pool/AFP via Getty Images).

70p - Leisure - The Queen watches Highland Horses in the Copper Horse Arena during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle in 2009. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images).

£1.10 - Pageantry - Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the Imperial Crown, walks in procession through The Royal Gallery on her way to give her speech during the ceremonial state opening of Parliament in London 13 November 2002. (Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP WPA Pool/AFP via Getty Images).

£1.50 - Royal Duty - Queen Elizabeth II arrives to unveil a memorial to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on the Mall, in central London, on February 24, 2009. Prince Charles paid a heartfelt tribute to his "darling grandmother" as the Queen unveiled the national memorial. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/AFP via Getty Images).

FDC - The FDC features two images of Her Majesty; a contemporary picture of the Queen who is fondly known throughout the world and a beautiful portrait, circa 1929, of the young Princess Elizabeth before it was realised that she would be acceding to the throne. (Photos via Getty Images).

Technical Specifications from Pobjoy Mint Ltd.

Designs: Bee Design
Photography: See individual credits above
Printer: Cartor Security Printing
Process: Lithography
Stamp size: 36 x 36mm
Sheet format: 10
Perforation: 13¼ x 13¼ per 2cm
Production Co-ordination:  Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd