30 April 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 124

1954, Canada
engraver: Silas Robert Allen
based on a photograph by Dorothy Wilding

This issue of six stamps featuring Queen Elizabeth based on a photograph by Dorothy Wilding replaced the five (1¢ to 5¢) issues from 1953 based on a photograph by Yousuf Karsh. (those stamps replaced the King George issues which were also based on a Wilding photograph). Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976) was considered one of Britain's most successful portrait photographers.

for Kings and Queens


  1. I hadn't realized that Canada had Wilding definitives of HM as well.

  2. I've always liked the Wilding designs.

  3. No I didn't know about the Wilding portrait either, its an attractive one. Canada has produced some nice stamps of the queen over the years.

  4. This is so nice!
    (Sorry, I don't know why my link appears twice here...)