Saturday, February 23, 2008

Long live the Queen

King George VI died in February 1952 at the age of 57. His daughter, Elizabeth, succeeded him and was crowened on 2 June 1953.

This part of a cover was sent three days after the coronation and shows the succession on the British throne: the late king on a four national flower stamp. The slogan cancellation told the ritual sentence : "Long live the Queen".

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