Stamps to highlight Indigenous leaders, legendary singers, vintage travel posters, carousels, organ/tissue donation, endangered whales
Canada Post has unveiled the subjects for its 2022 stamp program, which celebrates “some of the country’s most accomplished individuals, historic milestones, holidays, and creatures that share our planet,” according to a recent statement from the Crown corporation.
As announced in a preview last summer (“Canada Post unveils 2022 stamp program subjects,” CSN Vol. 46 #7), the 2022 program is set to begin on Jan. 21 with a Black History Month issue featuring Eleanor Collins, Canada’s 102-year-old “first lady of jazz.” The first Canadian woman to have her own national TV show after The Eleanor Show aired in 1955, Collins was also the first black TV host in North America, according to CBC.
On Dec. 20, Canada Post issued another statement telling collectors its 2022 line-up will honour “two legendary jazz and blues singers.” One of the other honourees is award-winning jazz, blues and R&B singer Salome Bey, who inspired generations of young Black performers since her first performance in Toronto in 1961.
The 2022 program will also see the return of several series, including the annual springtime “Flowers” issue. The 2022 issue will feature callas (commonly called calla lilies despite not belonging to the lily family) on March 1.
Canada Post launched its “Flowers” series in March 2005 with a set of daffodil stamps; however, it issued a three-stamp definitive set featuring lily flowers the previous December. The Crown corporation named the series in 2007 following the success of the 2005-06 releases.
According to Canada Post, the 2022 stamp program will also feature issues commemorating: