Canada Post combines whimsical holiday Canadiana with a traditional sacred Christmas image in this year’s holiday stamps offering. Charming close-ups of a moose, a beaver and a polar bear are each decked out in retro festive attire on these bold and amusing PermanentTM domestic, U.S.- and International-rate stamps. Elements of clothing flowing beyond the edges of the stamp frame emphasize the stylish humour of these Canadiana cameos.
Christmas – Animals: Designed by Paprika and illustrated by well-known painter, illustrator and artist Gérard DuBois, each of the 3 stamps measures 22 mm by 24 mm. The stamps are printed by Lowe-Martin in 5 colour lithography. The Permanent™ domestic stamps are available in booklets of 12 and the U.S. rate and International rate stamps are each available in booklets of 6. Souvenir sheets of all 3 stamps are available. The Official First Day Cover cancellation site is Christmas Island, N.S.
Christmas – Madonna and Child: Designed by Louise Méthé, this Permanent™ domestic stamp measures 26.25 mm by 32.25 mm. The stamp was printed by Canadian Bank Note in 6 colour lithography. It is available in booklets of 12. The Official First Day Cover cancellation site is Montréal, Que..
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