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Stamps - Royal visit, 1947, Basutoland

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Years of issue: 01.04.1947
Signatures: no signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1947
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 43 х 27
Printer: Waterlow and Sons Limited, London

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Stamps - Royal visit, 1947




Stamps - Royal visit, 1947

Sheet of Basutoland stamps of 1947. 1 sheet - 60 stamps / 2d (2 pennies) each.

The Royal family

On stamps - HM The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI, and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last empress of India.

In 1947 the British Royal Family embarked upon a world tour. They visiting South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Swaziland, Basutoland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The Royal Family arrived on the HMS Vanguard, and then leisurely travelled 10 000 miles, including 4920 miles by rail, with hundreds of thousands of people turning out to welcome them.

Wherever the Royal Family travelled, there were a variety of Receptions, Banquets and Balls hosted in honour of the King, Queen (usually wearing the Oriental Circlet Tiara or Greville Tiara), and two Princesses. The official reason for the visit was for the King and Queen (wearing the Delhi Durbar Tiara) to open the 1947 session of the Union Parliament in Cape Town. (


Stamps - Royal visit, 1947

Uniface (white).