Queen Elizabeth: 1926-2006

April 21, 2006

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

Souvenir sheet of 2 stamps

Souvenir sheet of 2 stamps


  • Product #: 403637145
  • Denomination: 2 x 1.49
  • Design: q30 design inc.
  • Dimensions: 125 mm x 75 mm (horizontal)
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
  • Gum Type: P.V.A.
  • Perforations: 13+
  • Tagging: General, 4 sides
  • Photography: Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Paper Type: Fasson
  • OFDC Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Official First Day Cover

Official First Day Cover


  • Product #: 403637144
  • OFDC Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario