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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.