Typo on reverse of QEII coronation cover

The official first-day cover (OFDC) featuring the stamp for the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II contains a typo according to a correction notice included in Canada Post’s June-July issue of Details magazine.

The error is among the French text on the reverse of the OFDC, which says the year “2017” was the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. The correct year is 2018.

“Canada Post apologizes for the error,” reads the correction notice.


This May, only days after the release of the coronation stamp, Canada Post confirmed some of the stamp booklets contained a printing error.

On “a very small number” of the booklets of 10 stamps, the stamps were printed on the wrong side of the paper and will not stick to an envelope, according to the Crown corporation. Some of these stamps apparently made their way into collectors’ hands.

“If a customer does have a booklet with these stamps, we ask they return to the postal outlet where they were purchased to receive a refund,” said media relations manager Phil Legault, who added there was no recall of the booklets. “We apologize to our customers. We are addressing the situation to ensure this does not happen again.”

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