Canada post issued special stamp feature two photographs from different eras to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II historic reign.
On September 9, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. eastern time, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had reigned over the United Kingdom, Canada and all other realms of the Commonwealth for 63 years, seven months, two days and 16 and a half hours, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning sovereign in modern Canadian history.
Since acceding the throne on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II is, for many Canadians, the only monarch to have reigned during their lifetime.
The stamp designed by Entro’s Doreen Colonello and Gerald Querubin, offers early and recent photographs of The Queen.
In an image taken during the Royal Tour to Canada in 2010, Her Majesty wears a striking red dress, reminiscent of Canada’s flag, and a silver maple leaf pin given to her mother by the people of Canada.
The design is a reflection of Her Majesty’s past and present.
The past is depicted in a timeless portrait of Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953.
The present photo reminds us of Her Majesty, as she makes history as the longest reigning Canadian sovereign. The red band symbolizes a ribbon, for celebration.
As a tribute to her momentous achievement, this keepsake FDC depicts a black and white photo of the young queen set over an image of her 1953 coronation at London’s Westminster Abbey.
In the upper right corner is the new permanent stamp celebrating her historic reign. Below the stamp is a pictorial cancellation of a royal carriage, the cancellation site of Ottawa, and the date the Queen’s milestone was reached.
Title: Canadian stamp to mark A Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Date of Issue: 9 September 2015
Source: Canada Post
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