80th Birthday of the Queen Mother
Taken from the materials supplied with the stamp collection:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
'The Lady of the Century'
In 1980, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. In celebration thirteen commonwealth nations, led by the Royal Mail, joined together to pay tribute with a special omnibus series of stamps. This collection comprises the complete Crown Colonies' Issues of 14 stamps and the 12p commemorative issue from Great Britain. Each stamp features a portrait of Her Majesty at a State Occasion. The issuing countries are:
Great Britain - Ascension - Bermuda - Caymen Islands - Falkland Islands - The Gambia - Gibraltar - Hong Kong - Norfolk Island - Pitcairn Islands - St Helena - Samoa - Solomon Islands - Tristan Da Cunha