Maxicards raise funds for Ukrainian humanitarian efforts

A limited series of maxicards produced by Montréal artist Linda Wei-Chun has started raising funds for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, a national charitable foundation supporting humanitarian aid.

Of the 136 maxicards Wei-Chun produced, 56 of them are being offered in the weekly online auctions conducted by Vancouver’s All Nations Stamp & Coin beginning on Sept. 23. The 56 maxicards were mailed by about 30 global volunteers from 14 nations on Aug. 24, 2022, Ukraine’s Independence Day, and feature various frankings and cancels.

Depicting a yellow Prince Edward Island field against a blue sky, the mailed cards are rare with “only one to a handful of various cancels and stamp usages” in existence, according to All Nations owner Brian Grant Duff.

On Sept. 23, one of the cards mailed in Austria using that country’s fundraising stamp for the war in Ukraine brought $27 on a $20 estimate as Lot 10.

Another card mailed in Myrnam, Alta., using Canada’s 2022 semi-postal issue brought $36 on a $20 estimate as Lot 71.

Lastly, a card mailed in Ukraine using one of that country’s war-related issues brought $36 on a $20 estimate as Lot 185.

Wei-Chun is currently working with other volunteers to produce a 2023 series. For more details, visit

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