Sunday, May 5, 2013

U.K. Stamps Celebrate 60th Anniversary of
HMY Britannia

First Day of Issue: April 12, 2013 - United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has issued a set of ten new postage stamps celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched the Royal Yacht from its Clydebank shipyard on 16 April 1953. HMY Britannia is now a permanently moored visitor attraction in Edinburgh, and attracts approximately 300,000 visitors every year

The set of ten 1st Class stamps will feature the Union Flag alongside striking images of the yacht from throughout its 60 year history.

Learn more at: Royal Mail

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