09 May 2012
Canada Post has issued an engraved stamp to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, echoing its 1897 Queen Victoria Jubilee issue. ...
Canada Post has revealed the design for its Diamond Jubilee engraved stamp issue, which echoes a classic Canada stamp issued in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new stamp features a portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth, alongside a contemporary portrait of the monarch, echoing the 1897 Queen Victoria stamp issued by Canada which also featured two portraits and proved hugely popular with collectors.
Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services at Canada Post, said: 'For years, philatelists and collectors who specialize in stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth II have told us the Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee issue was the standard by which stamps celebrating this Diamond Jubilee would be measured. We listened to them and decided that since this is such a rare milestone for a reigning Monarch, since there have been only two - we would borrow inspiration from that great 1897 issue. And the result is, we think - definitely fit for a Queen. Our Queen Elizabeth II.'
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