Queen Elizabeth II collectibles
Queen Elizabeth II is the ruling monarch and current Head of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Queen was born in 1926 in London. She was third in the line of succession to the throne, until the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, in 1936. Her father acceded to the throne and she became Heir Apparent.
In 1947, she married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (the Duke of Edinburgh). They have four children – Charles (the Prince of Wales), Anne (the Princess Royal), Andrew and Edward.
After the death of her father in 1952, the Queen acceded to the throne as Elizabeth II. She is currently the third longest serving monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.
The Queen has been a very active public figure throughout her reign, regularly travelling across the world and patronising over 600 charities.
The Queen is a unique figure in the collectibles world; not only does she collect, she also has items connected to her collected and many collectible items bearing her image.
A Jaguar Daimler designed for the Queen to drive around her Windsor estates was sold for $77,000 in 2010.
The Queen’s profile has appeared on millions of collectible stamps, as well as rare coins such as the dateless 20p (which was selling for up to £7,000 in 2009) and the Canadian dot cent.
She possesses one of the most famous and valuable postage stamp collections in the world – the Royal Philatelic Collection. It includes rarities such as the 13p Sweet Briar Error and a 1907 Cayman Islands stamp.
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