Among first countries to issue a stamp featuring the Royal Couple on their wedding day
OTTAWA, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada Post today announced a third stamp
to complete the Royal Wedding collection. The domestic Permanent™ stamp
features a candid photo of the newlyweds in their open landau shortly
after completing their wedding vows at Westminster Abbey. The stamp
will commemorate the first Royal Visit to Canada following their
wedding. One million booklets of 10 stamps are available for sale
online and by mail order and as of tomorrow, June 28 at post offices
across Canada. The two other stamps were issued on the wedding day,
April 29, and already over 5 million stamps have been sold.
"This stamp is an excellent way for Canadians to commemorate the Duke
and Duchess of Cambridge's first visit to Canada," said the Honourable
Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport). "I am pleased and proud
that Canada will welcome the Royal Couple on their first official visit
The photograph for the new stamp of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and
Duchess of Cambridge was personally approved by the Royal Family and
shows the bride and groom waving to the crowd of well-wishers that
lined the streets leading to Buckingham Palace. This will be among the
first stamps after the wedding to be issued worldwide.
"This stamp, along with the other Royal Wedding stamps, will become
great keepsakes for the millions of people across Canada who watched
the wedding of the century," says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO,
Canada Post. "We are extremely proud of our collection and are thrilled
to see how Canadians and people from around the world have embraced it.
So far, the Royal Wedding collection is among the fastest selling
commemorative stamps we've ever issued."
Also available is a souvenir sheet of the stamps featuring an exterior
view of Westminster Abbey, where the marriage took place, and a
souvenir sheet with the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa in the
The stamps and related products were created by Montreal-based graphic
designer Isabelle Toussaint who has been the designer for the entire
Royal Wedding collection as well as Canada Post's popular flower
The stamp measures 25 mm x 35 mm (vertical) and has simulated
perforations. There will be 1,000,000 booklets of 10 Permanent
self-adhesive stamps. The 250,000 souvenir sheets as well as the
250,000 maple leaf-enhanced edition souvenir sheets will have a 13+
perforation; they will be gummed and printed on Tullis Russell paper
using lithography in seven colours. They are tagged on four sides. The
official first day covers will be cancelled in Ottawa (Ontario) on June
22, 2011. Additional information and downloadable photos of these
stamps and all royal wedding collectibles can be found at canadapost.ca/royal.
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