Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Canadian Royal Wedding Stamps
Part 2 : Royal Wedding Day and Royal Tour

On June 22, 2011, Canada Post issued its third stamp commemorating the wedding of Prince William and Ms. Kate Middleton. The first release was the subject of an earlier post.

The June 22 release consisted of the following stamps and souvenir sheets:
  • Royal Wedding Day stamps (Booklet format) "P" denomination
  • Royal Wedding Day souvenir sheet
  • Royal Tour souvenir sheet ( featuring the Royal Wedding Day stamps)

Royal Wedding Day Stamp

Royal Wedding Day
Booklet of 10 stamps

Royal Wedding Day Souvenir Sheet

June 28, 2011 : Actual First Day of Issue

The Canada Post "Official" first day cancellation  is dated June 22, 2011. The stamps could not be purchased at post offices on that date because Canada Post had shut out its employees in response to a legal strike. The government legislated an end to the dispute and post offices were re-opened on June 28. The covers shown below were cancelled on the first day this writer was able to obtain the stamps.

Brampton, Ontario, June 28, 2011

Royal Tour

A souvenir sheet was issued to celebrate the Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada, June 30 to July 8, 2011. 

Gold embossed maple leaf

First Day Cover

Brampton, Ontario, June 28, 2011

The author thanks the Canada Post employees for their courteous assistance.