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Queen picture snapped in Barking included in stamp set

PUBLISHED: 10:57 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:12 22 February 2016

Arthur Edwards with some of his pictures which have been turned into stamps (Picture: Paul Edwards/The Sun London)

Arthur Edwards with some of his pictures which have been turned into stamps (Picture: Paul Edwards/The Sun London)

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A photo of the Queen that was taken during her visit to Barking has been included in a new set of stamps.

The stamp which features an  image taken of the Queen in BarkingThe stamp which features an image taken of the Queen in Barking

The picture – which was taken in July last year by The Sun’s royal photographer, Arthur Edwards, during Her Majesty’s visit to the borough – is one of eight included in the collection.

Arthur, 75, picked a selection of his favourite snaps from his 40-year career for the Long To Reign Over Us set which was commissioned by the Isle of Man Post Office to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday on April 21.

Speaking to the Post, Arthur said the Barking picture aptly summed up the great atmosphere.

“It’s a lovely picture,” he said. “The Queen had spotted the huge crowd and there is this great expression on her face.”

Arthur took his first photo of the Queen in 1976 and has covered 200 of her foreign tours.

He described having his pictures turned into stamps as “something special” and a “sweet moment” and has even framed a collection.

“I hope my images will give people as much pleasure as I had when taking them,” Arthur added.

The stamps officially went on sale on February 6, the 64th anniversary of the day that Queen Elizabeth came to the throne.

To buy the collection, visit iompost.com or call 01624 698430.


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