Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Designed for a Queen" - Postal Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Canada's website reports the Canadian Postal Museum is marking Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee with an exhibition of over 600 stamps bearing her likeness.

Heritage Minister James Moore is quoted in the piece as saying, "This collection of postal portraits provides an excellent historical account of one of many examples of the Queen’s presence in the everyday lives of Canadians.”

The exhibit, “Designed for a Queen: Celebrating the 60-year Reign of Queen Elizabeth II through Stamps,” features stamps from Canada, other Commonwealth countries and British overseas territories. Places represented include Jamaica, Belize, Gibraltar, Tuvalu, Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and the Falkland Islands.

The exhibition opened March 19 and runs till October. The Canadian Postal Museum is located on the second floor of the Canadian Museum of Civilization at 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, Que., just north of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, across the Ottawa River.

Shown above, Canadian stamp issued in January marking Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee.

Click here to visit the Canadian Postal Museum website.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM