FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with Medallion

This cover from Buckingham Covers features 2 stamps from Royal Mail’s 90th birthday issue for Queen Elizabeth, and a commemorative medallion designed by Raphael Maklouf.

UK FDC: Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday by Buckingham Covers

Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 21st April 2016 (first day cover)

The back of the cover provides an insight into the Queen’s life and shows the back of the medallion. Click the image below for easier reading.

UK FDC: Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday by Buckingham Covers

6 comments

  1. Looking good at 90, eh?

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    1. Indeed :) I think her reign will last for a while longer.

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      1. The Queen Mother gave her good genes.

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  2. Tom, do you happen to know if the UK ever honored the Gurkhas that served for them in WWII?

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    1. Hi GP, I am not sure of any specific post-war honour or commemoration for the Gurkhas. Individuals are eligible for awards of distinction, such as the Victoria Cross (the highest award). And the Gurkha Memorial was unveiled (by the Queen) in 1997. There has also been some controversy over pensions and residency for retired Gurkhas. Some links that might help, GP:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurkha_Memorial,_London
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurkha_Justice_Campaign

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      1. Thank you very much, Tom. The subject was brought by Beetley Pete after my latest post.

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