Date of Issue : 15 April 2014
The Royal Mail released a 10-stamp set of images celebrating the palace, which has been the official London residence of British sovereigns since 1837.The Mint Stamps feature six glorious paintings of Buckingham Palace down the centuries, ranging from Adriaen van Diest’s study of c.1700 to Chris Draper’s new work in water colour and gouache, which was specially commissioned by Royal Mail.
Buckingham Palace serves as the official home of the Queen as Head of State of the United Kingdom. It is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world today and provides the setting for ceremonies and formal entertaining. Investitures, state banquets, garden parties and diplomatic receptions all take place here, as does the Prime Minister’s weekly audience with the Queen. It is arguable one of the most recognized buildings in the world.
Special Cover on Jainism
A special cover will be released on Mahavir Jayanti at Mumbai on 19th April 2014. The invitation for cover release ceremony is given here with details.
: Kapil Gogri, Mumbai
Forthcoming stamp issues by India Post
: Sreejesh Krishnan -Trivandrum