Canada Post has announced its plans to scrap Picture Postage later this summer, giving collectors and other customers six weeks to submit designs before the program ends after 22 years. Since 2000, Picture Postage has allowed collectors and non-collectors alike to create personalized stamps and postcards with custom images for use on mail in Canada. Often used by collectors to mark personal events and by show organizers as souvenirs for upcoming events, the program also had clients in various small towns and businesses, non-profit organizations and charities, historical societies, museums and the general public. A July 18 press release from Canada Post – titled “Picture Postage program update” – explained the Crown corporation will end the program on Sept. 1 “after careful consideration.” Continue reading →
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