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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue December 19, 2003
Year 2003
Quantity Continuous Printing
Denomination
49¢
Perforation or Dimension Kiss cut = Découpage par effleurement
Series Queen Elizabeth
Series Time Span 2003 - 2004
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 $1.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $4.90
Perforation: Kiss cut straight edge on all 4 sides
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Original Price: $1.49
Perforation: Kiss cut straight edge on all 4 sides
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

As Canada's Head of State, Elizabeth II has appeared on many Canadian stamps during the more than fifty years of her reign. She is a symbol of our nation like no other, respected in her constitutional capacity but also widely admired for her personal qualities. Since her coronation in 1953, she has visited this country frequently, given her patronage to many Canadian organizations, and has retained a special relationship with the Canadian Forces. Her long reign has encompassed the terms of nine Canadian governors-general and nine prime ministers.

Canada Post's domestic rate (49¢) definitive stamp portraying the Queen is based on a photograph taken during her Golden Jubilee year by the Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams. Like other photographers granted the privilege for this occasion, Adams was given just five minutes to obtain a photograph that was both memorable and distinctive. In a quick session at the Garden Entrance to Buckingham Palace, he took this unusually informal, close-up image of the Queen, a portrait of a familiar, mature woman. "She's a mother and a grandmother," says Adams, "and I think my photo gives us a glimpse of the real person."

The stamp was designed by Saskia van Kampen, who remarks: "My biggest concern was not to allow her to appear ordinary." Van Kampen cropped Adams' photo to highlight the Queen's smile, and placed the image off-centre to give it an active, unexpected quality.

Creators

Designed by Saskia van Kampen. Designed by Stuart Bradley Ash.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003, p. 24, 27-28.

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