Thursday, September 29, 2011


Although my interest in collecting  stamps has dimmed somewhat over the years (I once owned a great collection), I'm still interested in the historical aspect of philately.   I was delighted to receive a set of commemorative stamps linked to 1661 and can tell you that the recent release of these special King Charles 11 stamps  has created huge interest among stamp buffs. We are now celebrating  the 350th anniversary of the creation of the Crown Jewels.

The Crown Jewels formed part of a new set of Regalia made for King Charles II’s coronation in 1661 and this stamp issue features some of the most important and iconic pieces from this fabulous collection, which takes pride of place in the Tower of London and is guarded by our famous Yeomen Warders.  The powers that be have inserted some images from the Tower Of London with the Warders themselves.  These are certainly some of the most sparkling stamps they have issued.

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