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15 February 2017 - Windsor Castle self-adhesive pair from retail booklet
Founded by William the Conqueror in around 1080, Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world, and The Queens home. As well as a set of 6 stamps showing interior and exterior views of the castle, a miniature sheet of an additional four stamps explores St Georges Chapel, the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, Britains senior Order of Chivalry founded by Edward III. Building began within the Castle in 1475 and Henry VII completed the nave and extraordinary stone vaulted ceiling. Finally Henry VIII completed building work by 1528. The architecture is renowned as among the finest examples of Gothic in the UK – the late medieval style of English architecture.
A retail booklet of 6 x 1st class stamps contains two of the stamps from the miniature sheet, but self-adhesive. This is the pair of pictorial stamps from the booklet.