I’ve always loved postage stamps. When I was little, I used to collect them. Last year, I bought a bunch on Etsy – thought making an art journaling page for AlphabeThursday was a perfect way to use some. Although many of these stamps are listed as blue, they look purplish to me.
There are many profiles and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, for Canada, Great Britain and Australia. Here’s a little history that I didn’t know: At the signing of the Treaty of Paris, after the Seven Years’ War ended in North America (1763), France ceded all North American land to Britain except Louisiana. British imperial control of Canada did not end until 1867, which was called Confederation. Following Confederation, the Dominion of Canada remained part of the British Empire and was constitutionally subject to imperial control until the enactment of the Statute of Westminister in 1931. Hence the British queen on Canadian stamps! (information from Wikipedia)
My favorite stamp of all these is the Canada 15, “Canadian geese.” What’s yours?
Come by Ms. Jenny’s site, off on my tangent,
and see what other bloggers have chosen for their Letter P!