Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 -1685)

Person Key: CHA2001
House: Stuart
Realm: England, Scotland, and Ireland
Reigned From: 29 May, 1660
Reigned To: 6 Feb, 1685
Father: Charles I
Mother: Henrietta Maria of France (1609-1669)
Spouse(s) Children
Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705) 4 children dying in infancy, numerous illegitimate children:, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 01)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; label
Dimensions (height x width): 115mm x 89mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Usage: as Prince of Wales; the stamp is one of those cut for Henry, Prince of Wales; also used by Charles I
Notes:

The stamp is one of those cut for Henry Prince of Wales; also used by Charles I


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 02)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; label
Crown: Prince of Wales
Dimensions (height x width): 83mm x 51mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Usage: as Prince of Wales
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 03)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; label
Crown: Prince of Wales
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 96mm x 80mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Usage: as Prince of Wales
Notes:

Stamp originally cut for Henry, Prince of Wales. Although used by Prince Henry, by this time Charles I was King; the arms, therefore, belong to Charles II.


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 04)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland; label
Crown: Prince of Wales
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 80mm x 57mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Usage: as Prince of Wales
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 05)
Badge: Three ostrich feathers enfiled of a ducal coronet
Motto: Ich dien
Dimensions (height x width): 75mm x 54mm
Monogram: C P
Usage: as Prince of Wales
Notes:

Stamp also used by Charles I


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 06)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a strawberry leaf? in the centre of the circlet) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 112mm x 81mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

Also used by James I stamp 1a, and Charles I stamp 19


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 07)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a cross on an orb in the centre of the circlet of the crown) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 115mm x 78mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 08)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a cross on an orb in the centre of the circlet of the crown) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 114mm x 80mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 09)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a cross on an orb in the centre of the circlet of the crown) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 122mm x 90mm
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 10)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a strawberry leaf? in the centre of the circlet) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 104mm x 87mm
Monogram: C R
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 11)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 56mm x 53mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 12)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crest: On an imperial crown (a cross in the centre of the circlet) a lion statant gardant imperially crowned
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 108mm x 70mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

N.B. in motto 'N' in 'MON' reversed


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 13)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 60mm x 58mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 14)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Helmet: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 52mm x 45mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 15)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 109mm x 73mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 16)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Supporters: A lion gardant imperially crowned and a unicorn ducally gorged and chained
Dimensions (height x width): 83mm x 56mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 17)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 113mm x 78mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 18)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 119mm x 82mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

Same stamp used by Charles I stamp 15


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 18a)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 117mm x 80mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Notes:

no rosettes on end decoration

8 & 9 pearls on arc of crown


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 19)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Scotland 2. France and England quarterly 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 117mm x 80mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Scotland 2. France and England quarterly 3. Ireland
Notes:

Scotland is in the first quarter


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 20)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 101mm x 77mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 21)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 68mm x 41mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 22)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 65mm x 37mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 22a)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 57mm x 40mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 23)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 80mm x 56mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

Cf. Charles I stamp 25, but N.B. dimensions (69 x 38 mm vs 80 x 56 mm)


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 23a)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 70mm x 37mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 24)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 65mm x 38mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

The stamp bears the date 1604; probably cut for James I


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 25)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 127mm x 89mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Notes:

Made up of individual pieces, possibly on the Continent.


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 26)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 70mm x 46mm
Monogram: C R
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly; 2. Scotland; 3. Ireland
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 27)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 36mm x 38mm
Monogram: C R
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 28)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 22mm x 19mm
Monogram: C R
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 29)
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 83mm x 66mm
Monogram: CAR:REX
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 30)
Motto: Dieu et mon droit
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 73mm x 58mm
Monogram: CAR REX
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 31)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 27mm x 20mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 32)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 28mm x 20mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 33)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 18mm x 16mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 34)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 16mm x 12mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 35)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 12mm x 9mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 36)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 14mm x 11mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 37)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 22mm x 14mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 38)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France & England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 88mm x 69mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France & England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Notes:

Probably made on the Continent.


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 39)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 15mm x 9mm
Monogram: C R
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 40)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 45mm x 75mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 41)
Crown: sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 20mm x 25mm
Monogram: C C
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 20a)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 110mm x 78mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Notes:

rosettes at end of decoration

crown showing ermine


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 27a)
Crown: Sovereign
Dimensions (height x width): 38mm x 33mm
Monogram: C R
Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 18b)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width):
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Notes:

no rosettes

pearls on arc of crown 7 & 8


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 18c)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width): 108mm x 78mm
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Notes:

lower circlet of crown is bowed; with ermine inside

no end decoration


Title: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 - 1685) (Stamp 18b)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland
Crown: sovereign
Order: Garter
Dimensions (height x width):
Quarterings: 1 & 4. France and England quarterly 2. Scotland 3. Ireland