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Queen Elizabeth II - Happy birthday!

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 21, 2006
Year 2006
Quantity 800,000
Denomination
$1.49
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Price Values

Condition Name Avg Value
M-NH-VF
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
U-VF
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Layouts

Souvenir sheet of 2 stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Original Purchase Price: $2.98
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 125 mm x 75 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Fasson

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.98
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 125 mm x 75 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Fasson

About Stamp

In the last issue of Details, Canada Post introduced a special commemorative Queen Elizabeth domestic rate (51¢) issue to celebrate Her Majesty's 80th year.

In recognition of Queen Elizabeth's actual birthdate on April 21, Canada Post will issue a souvenir sheet of two international rate ($1.49) stamps featuring the same beautiful image that graces the domestic rate issue. The image, which combines photography from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the design work of q30 design inc., depicts the Queen in a colourful and luminous informal portrait taken at the RCMP Rockcliffe Stables in Ottawa in 2002.

Complete with the words "Happy Birthday / April 21, 1926" in both official languages, this is a wonderful keepsake that will reign supreme for years to come.

For more information about the Royal Family, visit www.royal.gov.uk.

Creators

Designed by Jeremy Linskill. Designed by Glenda Rissman.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2006, p. 12.

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