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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Queen Victoria

Denomination

Date of Issue

September 10, 1898

Quantity

72,021,200

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

American Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Creators

Portrait engraved by Charles Skinner.

About Stamp

The decorative and symbolic use of the maple leaves on the Diamond Jubilee commemorative and the regular issues of 1897 met with instant public approval. But the designers of the Maple Leaves issue failed to give sufficient prominence to the denominations in words rather than figures. As a result, the public was not able to distinguish the face values quickly. The Post Office Department accordingly modified the design and prepared a new issue of postage stamps. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, from a photograph by Messrs. W. & D. Downey, London, England, and taken in 1897 for the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 36.

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