Canada Post has message for stamp collectors and philatelists across the country: “2017 is going to be a big year.”
As we all know, next year is the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and there’s no shortage of things to celebrate.
Jim Phillips, director of stamp services, said in 2017, Canada Post will finish its UNESCO World Heritage Sites series with a final year of definitives. He also mentions a forthcoming Year of the Rooster issue as well as a Black History month stamp featuring Mathieu Da Costa, who was thought to be the first African to set foot on Canadian soil. What’s more, Daisy stamps are set to bloom in March, and the following month, the Crown corporation will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
It doesn’t end there. Next year will also see Canada Post conclude its Canadian Photography series as well as its Canadian Opera issue, which “we hope results in a resounding ‘bravo!'” writes Phillips in the latest issue of Details.
“Plus we’ll skate to the finals with stamps celebrating the centennial anniversaries of both the National Hockey League and the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs. Perennial favourites like our Community Foundation stamp and Christmas stamps are still on the roster and, of course, we’ll be celebrating Canada’s special year with a few other surprises along the way.”
“We think it’s going to be a super sesquicentennial for stamps,” he added.
NOTICEPre-stamped no. 10 envelopes: The current designs previously printed by Lowe-Martin are now produced by Colour Innovations. There will be no standing order, but you can order the envelopes with the following article numbers:• 101672 – Flag – Single envelope• 111671 – Animals – Pack of 10• 111672 – Flowers – Pack of 10