Long to reign over us! Happy and glorious stamps from IOM Post

The Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (Lord of Mann) with the release of six stamps bearing various portraits of the Queen, followed by the issue of a Diamond Jubilee Miniature Sheet on the Queen’s birthday on the 21st April, 2012.
Each stamp focuses on different aspects of her life, beginning with a film premiere as a young woman in 1955 and ending with a more recent representation taken whilst watching the Derby at Epsom Racecourse in 2008.
Included in the package are selected extracts from some of the Queen’s Christmas messages broadcast annually to both the nation and the Commonwealth.
Valerie Caine © January 2012