OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Less than a week before His Royal Highness
Prince George of Cambridge's christening, Canada Post is proud to
announce a new limited-edition commemorative stamp featuring the infant
Prince to be issued October 22. The stamp features an informal photo of
His Royal Highness Prince George with his mother and father, the Duke
and Duchess of Cambridge. The photo was taken by his grandfather,
Michael Middleton, this summer. Prince George will be the youngest
Royal to make an appearance on a Canadian stamp.
"When His Royal Highness was born, people around the world celebrated.
Canada joined the festivities with blue baby lights shining on the
Peace Tower in Ottawa, the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls and the CN
Tower in Toronto. This stamp proudly memorializes this moment in our
history," says the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and
responsible for Canada Post.
"Canadian stamps continue to document moments in time and this stamp is
a fitting addition to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's family album
of Canadian stamps," says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada
Post. "We know that Canadians - as well as people across the world -
will enjoy sharing this piece of royal history for the future king."
In 2011, Canada Post issued two stamps featuring His and Her Royal
Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; one to commemorate the
young couple's engagement and the second to mark their wedding. Those
stamps proved to be the most popular issues of that year.
Also, part of this new issue is a souvenir sheet and Official First Day
Cover, showcasing an image of the Peace Tower in Ottawa awash with blue
light as it was on the night of the Prince's birth. The stamp and other
collectibles will be available at post offices across Canada as well as
online at canadapost.ca/shop starting October 22.
About the stamp
The stamp measures 32 mm x 32 mm with simulated perforations. This
Permanent™ stamp, which is always worth the going domestic rate, is
printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell paper using seven-colour
lithography. The stamp is pressure sensitive and the Official First Day
Cover will be cancelled in Prince George, British Columbia. The stamp
is available in booklets of 10 stamps and souvenir sheets of two
stamps. To purchase philatelic products, please visit canadapost.ca/shop.
Image with caption: "Canada Post President and CEO, Deepak Chopra (right), shows a new stamp featuring His Royal Highness Prince George to the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and responsible for Canada Post, and Kevin MacLeod, Canadian Secretary to the Queen. The limited-edition commemorative stamp will be available starting October 22nd (CNW Group/Canada Post)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131017_C4800_PHOTO_EN_32193.jpg
SOURCE: Canada Post
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