Saturday, February 9, 2013

Diamond Jubilee Keepsake Folders
Volume 1 (1952-1962)

Among the many souvenirs Canada Post released during the Jubilee Year was a set of six "Keepsake Folders" which depicted stamps issued during the six decades of the Queen's reign. This post deals with  Volume 1, issued on January 16, 2012, covering the 1952 to 1962 period.

The folder includes:
  • One mini-pane of four stamps (A minor error on the margin is noted in this post)
  • A postage-paid postcard depicting Queen Elizabeth II stamps issued from 1953 to 1962
  • A booklet that recounts significant events and Royal Visits
Keepsake cover

Booklet cover


Canada Post reproduced the 1953 Coronation Stamp coronation on the mini-pane.

Significant events are shown in the mini-pane margin. The wrong year is given for the event in the lower left corner(Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway). The correct year should be 1959 instead of 1954.

1952 Ascension to the Throne

1953 Coronation

1954 (This is an error. The correct year is 1959)
Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth
Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway 1959

Postage-Paid Post Card

Stamps Depicted

1. Definitives

a) Karsh Definitives

(Click here for the post dealing with the Karsh definitves)

b) Wilding Definitves

The Wilding definitive stamps were discussed here.

c) The Cameo Definitves

The "Cameo" definitive series replaced the Wildings issue. The 5 cent denomination was issued on October 3, 1962.

The cameos were discussed here.

2. Commemoratives

a) 1953 Coronation

Two postings deal with the Coronation issue:

b) 1957 Royal Visit

c) 1959 Royal Visit