31 May 2012 FDC of stamps Diamond Jubilee prestige stamp book and mixed retail booklet.
The iconic and official imagery of Her Majesty the Queen is brought together in six new stamps to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession.
The Diamond Jubilee ‘Machin’ features Arnold Machin’s iconic image on a blue background that highlights the words ‘Diamond Jubilee’ in iridescent ink. Since it first appeared in 1967 this timeless image has been reproduced on more than 220 billion British Definitive stamps. The prestige stamp book definitive pane included 4 each of the Machin Jubilee definitive and 1st class brown Wilding.
On the same day a mixed retail book of 4 Machins and 2 Jubilee Commemorative stamps was issued.
The gummed 1st class Wilding and Machin stamps, and the self-adhesive Machin from the booklet are on the Royal Mail Diamond Jubilee fdc cancelled with a special Windsor postmark.
SG 3328/9 and U3274