Monday, January 6, 2014

Diamond Jubilee Keepsake Folders
Volume 5 (1993-2002)

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 5, issued on May 7, 2012, covering the 1993 to 2002 period.

The folder includes:
  • One mini-pane of four stamps
  • Diamond Jubilee $2.00 Souvenir Sheet
  • A postage-paid postcard depicting Queen Elizabeth II stamps issued from 1993 to2002
  • A booklet that recounts significant events and Royal Visits
Keepsake cover

Booklet cover


Canada Post reproduced the 48 cent Golden Jubilee stamp (2002)  on the mini-pane.

Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Sheet

Royal Visits

The Queen paid three visits to Canada during the 1993 - 2002 period. Photographs from the visits are reproduced in the mini-pane margin.


Queen Elizabeth opened the 15th Commonwealth Games in Victoria on August 18, 1994. In addition to British Columbia, the 1994 Royal Tour took Queen Elizabeth to Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories from August 13 to 22.


 The 500th anniversary of the discovery of Newfoundland brought the Queen to Canada in 1997 from June 23 to July 2. The Queen also visited Ontario.


The 2002 Royal Visit to Canada from October 4 to 15, was in celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited Iqaluit, Nunavut; Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton and Ottawa, Ontario; Fredericton, Sussex and Moncton, New Brunswick.

Postage-Paid Post Card

Stamps Depicted

 a) The Karsh Photograph Definitives

45 cents : June 31, 1995

Toronto to Don Mills, May 9, 1996
45 cents domestic letter rate

46 cents : December 28, 1998

47 cents : December 28, 2000

b) Golden Jubilee Commemorative: January 2, 2002