6 February 2002
A Gracious Accession prestige stamp book produced to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
This booklet contains several 'firsts'. The stamps, except the Machins pane, are watermarked '50'. The Golden Jubilee special stamps have vertical watermarks, whereas those sold in normal sheets have sideways watermarks.
Lastly a mix of Wilding definitives revalued from 1½d and 2½d to 1st & 2nd class are arranged in a se-tenant block, but one extra 2nd class stamp is in the selvedge of the pane giving a diagonal watermark (SG 2258Ea).