Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953 as Monarch of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas and has been seen as a steady hand in an ever changing world during these last 60 years.
Bahamas issued Five new stamps to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth IIThe stamps depict commemorative items and packaging released during the reigns of Victoria (65 cents), Edward VII (70 cents), George V (80 cents), George VI ($1.00) and Elizabeth II ($2.00), all based on images supplied by Robert Opie.The five stamps are produced in sheetlets of eight stamps with a label and decorative border, also showing a number of contemporary examples taken from the Robert Opie Collection. In addition, there is a souvenir sheet containing a single $3 stamp bearing a formal portrait of the then recently crowned Queen Elizabeth II.
In 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the first of Canada\’s sovereigns to be separately proclaimed as Queen of Canada. This definitive stamp issue by Canada post coincides with 60 years since the Royal Style and Titles Act passed by the Canadian government established the Royal Style and Titles for Canada as \”Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.\”The stamp issue focuses on Her Majesty\’s role as Queen of Canada and incorporates a close-cropped photograph taken during the 2010 Royal Tour set against a subtle maple leaf background.
Ascension Island Post Office has released a very special series of stamps on 6th February 2013 to celebrate the next milestone in Her Majesty\’s life which is the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation.There will be a set of five new stamps depicting commemorative items and packaging released during the reigns of Victoria (45p), Edward VII (50p), George V (70p), George VI (£1.10p) and Elizabeth II (£1.25p) all based on images supplied by Robert Opie.Robert is known worldwide as a collector of Advertising Memorabilia and the curator of Opie\’s Museum of Memories which contains tens of thousands of examples of advertising and packaging material .