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Queen Elizabeth II

Title

Queen Elizabeth II

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

January 14, 2013

Year

Quantity

Continuous Printing

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

Simulated perforation

Printer

Lowe-Martin

Creators

Design/Illustration: Entro | G+A. Photography: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada: Chris Jackson, Getty Images.

Interesting Details

This stamp has micro-text printed along the queen's hat. The micro-text reads "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada".

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $6.30
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 20.25 mm x 23.25 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 12,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $1.63
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 20.25 mm x 23.25 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

In 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first of Canada’s sovereigns to be separately proclaimed as Queen of Canada. This definitive stamp issue coincides with 60 years since the Royal Style and Titles Act passed by the Canadian government established the Royal Style and Titles for Canada as “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.”

The stamp issue focuses on Her Majesty’s role as Queen of Canada and incorporates a close-cropped photograph taken during the 2010 Royal Tour set against a subtle maple leaf background.

“We chose the subtle gold maple leaf pattern to bring Canada to the stamp without overwhelming Her Majesty’s photograph,” explains designer Doreen Colonello, adding that a great photo of the Queen is the key to designing a great stamp.

“Above all, Her Majesty’s photo reflects her kindness and honest engagement with people.”

The photo was taken on June 28, during the 2010 Royal Tour stop at the Halifax Common where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Mi’kmaq Cultural Village for celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of the baptism of Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Membertou. While there, Her Majesty spoke about the enduring close relationship between the Crown and the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. Other activities that day included the Official Arrival Ceremony, which featured a 21-gun salute, a Snowbirds fly-past and cultural presentations from renowned Nova Scotian and Acadian performing artists.

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Reference

Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XXI No 4; October to December 2012)

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