Canada Post is continuing its Baby Wildlife definitive series with five new stamps March 31. The stamps fulfill new postage rates in effect that day.In addition to the five self-adhesive stamps in different formats, the set will include a perforated souvenir sheet of five with moisture-activated adhesive and four non denominated ($2.50) international-rate postal cards.The non denominated (85¢) Beavers permanent stamp pays the new domestic letter rate and will be issued in coils of 100 and 5,000. The permanent stamp is always valid as postage for the first-class letter rate, regardless of future rate increases.
The $1.20 Mountain Goat stamp pays the letter rate to the United States, the $1.80 Atlantic Puffins stamp pays the oversize-letter rate, and the $2.50 Young Bull Elk stamp pays the international letter rate.
Each of these three stamps will be issued in booklets of six and coils of 50.All of the booklet and coil stamps are self-adhesive and have serpentine die cuts.The souvenir sheet includes one stamp of each denomination, with five pictures of different wilderness scenes in the selvage.
Canada began the Baby Wildlife series Jan. 17, 2011, with a set of four stamps featuring arctic hares, a red fox, Canada goslings and a polar bear cub. A set issued Jan. 16, 2012, pictures raccoons, caribou, loons and a moose. The Jan. 14, 2013, set shows woodchucks, a fawn, a black bear and a porcupine.The new stamps were designed by Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune.