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Royal Visit, 1964

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 5, 1964
Year 1964
Quantity 38,410,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.25
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.15
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About Stamp

The latest Royal Visit stamp to be issued by the Canada Post Office honours the visit of Her Majesty to Charlottetown, P.E.I. and to Quebec City in October of this year. The stamp will go on sale October 5th. Queen Elizabeth plans to visit the two cities to commemorate the famous conferences of 1864 which led to the passing of the British North America Act of 1867, Canada's constitution. Special stamps commemorating these conferences have already been announced by the Canada Post Office. The new stamp will be of the large size in a vertical format. It will depict a portrait of Her Majesty from a photograph by Anthony Buckley of London, England. The words Postes-Canada-Postage and the denomination complete the design of the stamp. As is customary in special stamps issued to commemorate Royal Visits, no other wording will appear on the stamp. The issue is of the five cent denomination. The Canada Post Office customarily issues commemorative stamps to mark the visits to this country of the reigning Sovereign. This latest issue shows Her Majesty in a seated position, wearing a simple white gown and a tiara. The stamp will be printed in purple by the steel engraving intaglio process. Complementary design of the stamp is by the Canadian Bank Note Company of Ottawa.

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser. Portrait engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Donald J. Mitchell.
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Reference

Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1964.

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