On today’s date in 1959, Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer Bryan Adams was born in Kingston, Ont.
In 2009, Canada Post featured Adams on a 54-cent multi-coloured stamp (Scott #2333d) as part of its Canadian Recording Artists issue. Printed by the Lowe-Martin Group on Tullis Russell coated paper using nine-colour lithography and varnish, the stamp has general tagging along each side. Measuring 32 mm x 32 mm (square), the stamps were issued in booklets of eight stamps and souvenir sheets of four stamps. The official first-day cover was cancelled in Paquetville, N.B.
In 2002, Adams was invited to photograph Queen Elizabeth II during her Golden Jubilee. One of his photographs was used on a stamp issued by Canada Post in 2004 and 2005, and another portrait of both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip is now in the National Portrait Gallery in London.