A review of Canada Post’s special sesquicentennial markers

Since April, Canada Post has launched a number of new issues, each of which features a special Canada 150 markers.

These recent releases include a joint issue with France’s La Poste for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge; the “F1 in Canada” issue; Canada Post’s second set of Star Trek stamps; and an Eid stamp, which was the first of three issues focusing on multicultural celebrations. There were also eight on-site launches—and one virtual launch online—as part of Canada Post’s 10-stamp Canada 150 issue.

Each of these stamps—like every stamp issued by Canada Post this year—features either the Canada 150 logo; the words “Canada 150”; or the dates “1867-2017.”

Every stamp issued by Canada Post in 2017 features either the Canada 150 logo; the words “Canada 150”; or the dates “1867-2017.”

“The response has been phenomenal, and we couldn’t be prouder of our role in the Canada 150 celebrations,” wrote Canada Post Director of Stamp Services Jim Phillips in the most recent issue of Details.

“But now it’s time to catch up with you. We’ve mentioned the special CANADA 150 features added to every 2017 issue (with the exception of the Canada 150 stamps) and hope you’ve been taking a closer look at each stamp to see how many you can spot.”

NOTICE A DIFFERENCE?

Phillips also asked if some of the recent issues of Details have “looked different”.

“Rest assured, it’s the same content – but we’ve had to make a few changes to accommodate this year’s program.”

2017 STAMP PROGRAM

Following Canada Post’s recent release of its fifth and final set of Canadian Photography stamps, there are several other releases slated to round out the 2017 stamp program. They include:

  • a stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League;
  • a stamp marking the 100th Anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs;
  • a stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion; and
  • the Canada Post Community Foundation stamp.
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