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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrated in Postage Stamp

January 17, 2012 7:02 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee honoured in new postage stamp. (CNW GROUP / CANADA POST)

Canada Post on Monday honoured the Diamond Jubilee at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa by unveiling a new postage stamp featuring a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II.

The stamp — now available at post offices nationwide — shows Her Majesty in her royal robes and tiara, waving from the window of a carriage.

Canada Post also made available the first of six Diamond Jubilee mini-panes of four stamps issued as part of a limited edition keepsake folder.

A final stamp issue will feature an engraved stamp with two portraits of the Queen, a design inspired by the famous Canadian stamp issued, in 1897, for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.