Queen Victoria was recently surpassed by her great-great granddaughter to become the longest reigning monarch.
However in 1887 she was on her way to becoming the longest reigning female monarch the world had ever seen – head of the most powerful empire on earth. It was also the year in which the United Kingdom released some of the finest definitive stamps ever produced.
The public’s joy at this momentous anniversary created a massive demand for commemorative products. And the most popular of all was the 1887 ‘Jubilee’ Stamp Issue on offer today…
Despite the fact the United Kingdom would not formally release its first commemorative stamp for another 37 years, the public flocked to these colourful stamps, and they became the unofficial commemorative symbol of the Jubilee.
These were Britain’s first ever two-coloured stamps, and their design heralded a new era for UK postage.
Now, with Queen Elizabeth recently becoming the world’s longest reigning monarch, you have the chance to own them all and not only remember a key period in the British Empire, but also a major milestone in British Postal History.
Because of their colourful designs and their close link with Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, these stamps were incredibly popular when they were released and have maintained this popularity over the 128 years since.
We have managed to secure a small number of these complete sets, if you would like to add one to your collection it is highly recommended that you do so today.
Queen Victoria 1887 Golden Jubilee Definitives
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Year of issue: 1887
- Country of issue: GB
(+ £3.99 p&p)