Huge increase in Queen’s Platinum Jubilee stamp sales: Canada Post

By Cole Schisler and Emily Marsten

There has been a dramatic increase in sales of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee stamp.

According to Canada Post, there has been a 900 per cent rise in sales of the stamp compared to the five-week period prior to Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Sept. 8.

The stamps were first put out for sale in February to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, but sales have risen exponentially in the weeks following the her death.

Some of these stamps are still available for purchase, but Canada Post notes the Platinum Jubilee edition will be the last to feature the Queen.

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Over the years dozens of stamps with the Queen’s image have been made, including to mark previous milestones such as royal visits to Canada, anniversaries, and all of her other Jubilee celebrations.

“Since 1935, when young Princess Elizabeth was first featured on a stamp, Canada Post has featured Queen Elizabeth II on more than 70 Canadian stamps,” Canada Post says in an email to CityNews.

Meanwhile, Canada Post says plans are underway to create a new King Charles III stamp, but the process will take time.

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