More than 70 stamps feature Canada’s longest-reigning monarch

Canada Post is celebrating the 70-year reign – and platinum jubilee – of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a new commemorative stamp.

The Queen is Canada’s only sovereign to achieve this milestone. In recognition of this significant anniversary, Canada Post is releasing its first stamp to feature the “Machin” profile. The classic sculpted image has been used by the Royal Mail since 1967.

While this is the first time a Canadian stamp has featured the Machin profile, it is far from the first time Canada Post has featured Queen Elizabeth II. More than 70 stamps have honoured Her Majesty since her reign began on February 6, 1952.

The stamps have commemorated milestones, historical events and Royal Visits to Canada.

For more on the Canada Post Magazine article, click here.

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