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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Queen Elizabeth II
Denomination
Date of Issue
May 1, 1953
Quantity
447,716,450
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12, 9.5 vertical
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Based on a photograph by Yousuf Karsh.
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About Stamp

A new set of five denominations of postage stamps, 1¢ to 5¢ inclusive, will be issued by the Post Office Department that will portray Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in an approximate full face pose as illustrated. This set of new design stamps will be an ordinary, long term issue and will gradually replace the current stamps of the same denominations that display portraits of His late Majesty, King George VI. The five denominations of stamps will all be of the same design, differing in colour and denomination only. It is felt that the issuance of these stamps will again reflect the respect and deep devotion of the Canadian people towards their Sovereign. The stamps illustrated are engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. The design for the ordinary issue stamps was prepared by this company from a photograph supplied through the courtesy of Karsh, Ottawa.

Reference
Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1953.
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