Standard issues are the theme for this week's stamps.
We seem to have moved on from the Queen to the flag as a standard issue and I already showed examples of the the flag fluttering over various parts of the country.
So, here is the Queen. I like this one where she is smiling and looks happy. It is also almost in the usual profile pose.
Like these examples from 1958.
Stamps weren't quite so informal then. And they all seemed to be the same style but with different colours to signify the different denominations.
You will notice that she is showing her right side
whereas these examples of George V are showing his left side.
and they are in shades of red and green, perfect for the Christmas card they sent.
and for those still enamoured - the future king