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Queen Elizabeth II Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Queen Elizabeth II
Denomination
34¢
Date of Issue
July 12, 1985
Quantity
434,600,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Queen Elizabeth Definitives
Series Time Span
1977 - 1987
Perforation or Dimension
13 x 13.5
Printer
British American Bank Note Company.
Creators
Designed by Raymond Bellemare. Based on a sculpture by Jaroslav F. Huta.
About Stamp
A new 34¢ stamp issue features a profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of Windsor was born on 21 April 1926. As the royal family's oldest child, she succeeded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. Steel engraving, the traditional printing technique, has been combined with photogravure in the design of a new engraved version of the stamp bearing the Queen's portrait. Robert Couture of Ottawa engraved the portrait of Her Majesty after a bas-relief by Jaroslav Huta, a Toronto sculptor and medal maker. Raymond Bellemare of Montreal designed the stamp.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1985.
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