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Volume 41#20 Jan 24 – Feb 6, 2017, 2017

New definitives seemed eerily familiar

In a case of déjà-stamp – you thought you’d seen them before – the UNESCO set of five P-denominated 85-cent definitives released on Jan. 11 repeat the designs of the five larger-format 2014 commemoratives that feature photos of World Heritage Sites in Canada. They are: Canyon cliffs at Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump, Alta.; the harbour at Lunenburg, N.S. and the Landscape of Grand Pré, N.S., on $1.20 stamps (Scott #2739a-41, 2739b-40 and 2739c-42); plus an evergreen forest at SGang Gwaay, B.C.; and the Rideau Canal beside Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on $2.50 stamps (SC #2739d-43, 2739e-44). The same photographs provided by Ward Isnor, François Gaudet, the Alberta government, Brodie Guy, and Tourism Ottawa were again used by Lime Design Inc. The Victoria, B.C. firm’s staff placed small red and white Maple Leaf flags in the bottom-left corners of the 2016 definitives, beside “CANADA” in red and white lettering, with the “P” symbol in black lettering within small white maple leaves to the right. Continue reading →

The 2016 Canadian UNESCO heritage sites consisted of five stamps, including Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta.

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Bramalea Stamp Club helps community members ‘find a hobby that fits’

Before taking a break for the holidays, a pair of Brampton philatelists hosted two presentations at a local library in an effort to share the hobby with a new crowd.

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Entire 2017 stamp program to include hidden ‘Canada 150’ markers

This year, Canada Post will celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial with a stamp program that introduces a wealth of new subjects and concludes a few long-running series.

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USPS expanding lineup of 2017 stamps

The United States Postal Service is expanding its lineup of stamps for 2017.

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