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Jersey stamps commemorate Queen Victoria's 200th birthday

Victoria, who is Britain's second longest serving monarch, reigned from 1837 until 1901. Credit: Jersey Post

Stamps celebrating the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth are due to be issued by Jersey Post.

Six stamps and a miniature sheet will be available for islanders to purchase to mark the occasion.

Victoria, who is Britain's second longest serving monarch, reigned from 1837 until 1901.

The only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was born at Kensington Palace on 24 May 1819.

She became Queen of England at the age of 18, succeeding her uncle, King William IV.

Visiting Jersey in 1846 and 1859, Victoria is known to have been fond of the island.

Victoria visited Jersey twice, once in 1846 and in 1859. Credit: Jersey Post

The six stamps feature portraits of the Queen at different stages of her life. The miniature sheet has a portrait by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, a copy of which hangs in the great hall at Victoria College

The 200th Anniversary stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 24 May 2019.