While Canada Post usually wraps up its annual stamp program with various holiday stamps, this year, the Crown corporation went with a grand finale honouring Québec’s “grande dame,” Monique Mercure.
“The stunningly beautiful and immensely talented Mercure (1930-2020) was one of Canada’s most acclaimed francophone actresses and a household name in her native province of Quebec,” Bronwyn Graves, Canada Post’s director of stamp services, wrote in the November issue of Details. “A struggling single mother of three when she decided to devote her life to acting, she was propelled to stardom through hard work and determination.”
The November issue features a centre-spread layout of the Mercure stamp alongside details about the booklet of six stamps, pane of six stamps and official first-day cover.
The free magazine also provides a “sneak preview” of the 2023 stamp program, including the annual Black History Month issue in January; the annual “Flowers” issue honouring the ranunculus in March; and the annual Eid issue in April.
To view the latest issue Details, click here.