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1987.  150th Anniversary of Queen Victoria's Accession.  Please read below for an explanation to the individual stamps.

 
Crystal Palace, "Monarch of the Glen" (Landseer) and Grace Darling.  
The demure young queen looks out at us with a trace of uncertainty in this painting of 1837, the year of her accession.   

Scott # 1188

"Great Eastern", Beeton's Book of Household Management and Prince Albert.  
In this portrait, we see a regal, confident, even glamorous queen. Quite a transformation from the plain and girlish image on the previous stamp. 

Scott # 1189

Albert Memorial, Ballot Box and Disraeli.  
The next transformation for Victoria is that of the somber, matronly widow we see in this portrait. The buffeting of political reform contributed to her anxiety and isolation as well.  

Scott # 1190

Diamond Jubilee Emblem, Morse Key and Newspaper Placard for Relief of Mafeking. 
The Dowager empress sits for a photograph in the Diamond Jubilee year of 1897, whose emblem is at the far right of the stamp. Serenity has settled over her in this mezzotint. And little wonder. She has given her name to an age and her descendants, through marriage, are present in every royal house of Europe. 

Scott # 1191

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