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Queen Elizabeth II - 65th Anniversary of the Coronation

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 20, 2018
Year 2018
Quantity 3,120,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated Perforation
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

Interesting Details

The Official First Day Cover featuring the stamp for the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II contains a typo in the French text on the reverse. It reads that 2017 marks the anniversary of the coronation, while the correct year is 2018.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 33.5 mm x 26.5 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 3 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Uncut Press Sheet

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Price: $102.00
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 620 mm x 520 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 3 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, ON
Original Price: $1.85
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 3 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

June 2 of this year marks the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – the longest reigning monarch in British history. Many “more mature” Canadians will recognize the Karsh photo on the cover of the stamp booklet from a series of five coronation stamps issued in the spring of 1953.

The portrait on this new stamp is from a famous sitting in July 1951, when the Queen was still known as Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth. Over a period of more than 40 years, Karsh photographed Her Majesty on five occasions, two of them before she became Queen.

One of the world’s most photographed women, Queen Elizabeth has had her likeness captured by some of the world’s most famous portrait photographers, including Dorothy Wilding, Lord Snowdon, Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz. It is this image by Armenian-Canadian Yousuf Karsh, however, that is best known to generations of Canadians.

The double-sided uncut press sheet, the first to feature stamp booklets, showcases the front, back and inside panels of 12 self-adhesive stamp booklets celebrating the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Creators

Design: Paprika | Photos: Princess Elizabeth, 1951, Yousuf Karsh, © Estate of Yousuf Karsh
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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - April - May 2018, Volume XXVII NO 4

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