The stamp was designed by Entro’s Doreen Colonello and Gerald Querubin. Photographed at the 2010 Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the Queen is dressed in red and white — Canada’s official colours, as designated by her grandfather, King George V in 1921.
She also wears the famous diamond maple leaf broach presented to her mother, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) as part of the famous 1939 Royal Tour of Canada.
On the 15c postage stamp, Her Majesty is shown against the coronation stamp and First Day Cover from 1953. The photo of her was taken on 3rd November 1953 when she left Buckingham Palace in the Irish State Coach for Westminster for the official opening of Parliament.
On the 50c postage stamp, The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is prominently featured with a photo of the facility during the Queen’s 1966 Official State Visit. The PMH is a non-profit publicly-funded health facility constructed in 1952, and was previously named the Bahamas General Hospital.
On the 65c postage stamp, Her Majesty is shown having a chat with Sir Milo B. Butler, the first Bahamian Governor General of an independent Bahamas, during her 1975 Official State Visit.
On the 70c postage stamp, the Queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, talks to local Scouts after attending a service of Morning Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral on March 4, 2012 in Nassau, Bahamas. The prince was visiting The Bahamas as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour as a representative of Queen Elizabeth II. The portrait of the Queen on the postal stamp, taken on June 5, 2012, captured her as she spoke with guests at a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of London and the City in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.
Royal Mail Miniature Sheet
Royal Mail has issued a Miniature Sheet on 9 September to commemorate the historic landmark of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the longest reigning UK MonarchQueen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days will be exceeded by The Queen on that day
The Miniature Sheet comprise five stamps including a specially created purple coloured First Class Definitive which will replace the current red version for the next 12 months
1st class – William Wyon’s City Medal, featuring the head of Queen Victoria, commemorated her first visit to London. The image on the Penny Black (the world’s first postage stamp) was based on this portrait, which in turn was based on a sketch of Princess Victoria when she was 15 years old.
1st class – Dorothy Wilding’s three-quarter profile photograph of Her Majesty was one of a series taken in April 1952 and was printed on British postage stamps from 1952 until 1967.
1st class – The classic Machin definitive, featuring the iconic profile of Her Majesty by sculptor Arnold Machin has been in use on definitive stamps since 1967. The iridescent overprint on the stamp bears the text ‘Long to Reign Over Us’. This new stamp is also available in stamp books.
£1.52 – The Badge of the House of Windsor, featuring a depiction of the Round Tower of Windsor Castle flying the Royal Standard, was approved by King George VI in Council at Buckingham Palace.
£1.52 – Created for use in Commonwealth countries, The Queen’s Personal Flag was designed at Her Majesty’s request in 1960. This is a gold ‘E’ with a crown, surrounded by a garland of roses. It symbolises the Queen’s role as Head of the Commonwealth. The device from the flag appears on the stamp.