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Let's Take the Ferry!

Ferries are part of Canada's marine heritage and continue to play a role in regional transit systems. Harkening back to a more leisurely mode of travel, these stamps, featuring Canadian ferries still in service, are sure to inspire both nostalgia and wanderlust.

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Denys Arcand

Canada Post has a long-standing tradition of commemorating Canadians who have made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry – most recently, such acclaimed actors as Monique Mercure and Christopher Plummer.

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Indigenous Leaders

The second set of stamps in the Indigenous Leaders series honours three Métis, First Nations and Inuit leaders whose tireless efforts to protect the rights, culture and welfare of their people had a profound influence on Canada's history.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police 150th anniversary

Canada Post is marking the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with a single stamp and Official First Day Cover. Originally a 300-person corps, the RCMP was established as the North-West Mounted Police by an Act of Parliament on May 23, 1873. As the country grew and became more populous, the organization broadened its jurisdictions, evolving into the internationally recognized police organization it is today.

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His Majesty King Charles III

On September 8, 2022, His Majesty King Charles III ascended the throne at the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The heir apparent since 1952, The King was invested as Prince of Wales by The Queen when he was nine years old. He was an early advocate for environmental issues and is the president or patron of more than 400 organizations, including many in Canada. Since his first official tour in Canada in 1970, His Majesty has returned numerous times.

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Animal Mothers and Babies

Issued in the lead-up to Earth Day and Mother’s Day, these stamps depicting the tender relationship between two animal mothers and their babies are a perfect marriage of science and art.

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Eid

Crafted nearly 700 years ago in medieval Iran, the elegant, hand-painted ceramic bowl on this year’s Eid stamp became part of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) collection in 1909. Made during Ramadan – one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar – it would likely have served many owners over the centuries as a vessel for foods eaten to break the fast each night.

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Ranunculus

Once again, Canada Post welcomes spring with its annual flower issue. The 2023 stamps feature the lavish, rose-like blossoms of Ranunculus asiaticus, one of the many varieties of ranunculus that are a favourite of florists and gardeners and a popular choice for wedding bouquets, centrepieces and containers.

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Chloe Cooley

Bringing the story of Chloe Cooley to life was both a challenge and an honour, say the experts who worked with Canada Post to create this powerful Black History Month issue. A young, enslaved woman, Cooley fought for her life as she was forced from her owner’s homestead near Queenston, Upper Canada, and ferried across the Niagara River to be sold in New York State.

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Monique Mercure

Known for her fiery spirit and intensely powerful performances, Monique Mercure, C.C. (1930-2020), was one of Canada’s most admired and acclaimed francophone actresses. The stamp illustration, based on a photo from the early days of her career, captures the magnetism of Quebec’s grande dame of stage and screen and her arrestingly expressive eyes.

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Hanukkah

A fresh take on an age-old tradition, this new Hanukkah stamp conveys the joyful spirit of the Jewish Festival of Lights through a fun, flamboyant interpretation of the flames on a hanukkiyah (a special eight-branched menorah). This year, the celebration takes place from nightfall December 18 to nightfall December 26.

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Holiday Birds

As we move into winter, we count on the cheerful colours of the holidays to bring light into the darkness. In this year’s holiday issue, with stamps in three denominations, you’ll find three birds that remain with us through the long winter months. Their brilliant colours and visits to backyard feeders brighten the season, and like other birds and animals, they can bring us meaningful messages, which vary by culture or tradition.

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Christmas Star

One of the most ubiquitous symbols of the Christmas season is the star, inspired by the bright body in the heavens that led the Magi to the infant Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2, verse 9, “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.”

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Tommy Prince, 1915-1977

Born on St. Peter’s Reserve, Manitoba, into the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Sergeant Thomas (Tommy) George Prince, MM (1915-77), was one of Canada’s most decorated Indigenous non-­commissioned officers and war veterans, and a prominent Anishinaabe activist.

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Canadians in Flight

Ready for take-off on its return trip, the second edition of Canadians in Flight once again celebrates the people, planes and technologies that have allowed Canada’s reputation for innovation to soar. Since the early days of flight, Canadians have made global advances in the fields of aviation and aeronautics, with some contributions remaining the foundation for ongoing advancement in these fields.

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Diwali

Two luminous traditions central to the celebration of the triumph of light over darkness are artfully married in the design of this year’s stamp marking the arrival of Diwali. An important holiday observed by many Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs and others, the festival takes place this year on October 24.

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Truth and Reconciliation

Released on the day prior to September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this stamp issue is the first in a series showcasing the visions of Inuit, Métis and First Nations artists for the future of truth and reconciliation, with the hope of encouraging awareness of and reflection on the effects of colonization on Indigenous Peoples and the work of the truth and reconciliation process.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Once again, Canada Post invites Canadians to contribute to programs for children and youth through this year’s 11th Canada Post Community Foundation semi-postal fundraising stamp.

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The Summit Series, 1972

Where were you on Thursday, September 28, 1972? If like many Canadians, you were glued to a television or radio in your home, office or school – and lent your voice to a cheer that reverberated around the country when Team Canada defeated the Soviet national hockey team in Game 8 of the famed hockey series, breaking the tie score in the final moments of the third period.

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Help for Ukraine

Recognizing the generosity of Canadians in times of need, Canada Post has issued a semi-postal fundraising stamp to offer our customers and collectors an opportunity to support those impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Funds raised through the purchase of this stamp will be distributed through the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

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Vintage Carousels

Can you smell the cotton candy? Do you hear the barkers in the midway daring you to test your game skills? This five-stamp issue featuring vintage carousels from across Canada is designed to bring you back to the summer fun of your youth.

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Indigenous Leaders

Proud advocates for the rights and well-being of their people, the three modern-day Indigenous leaders in this inaugural series are honoured for dedicating their lives to preserving Métis, First Nations and Inuit culture and improving the quality of life of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

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Vintage Travel Posters

Eye-catching and elegant, travel posters produced by companies such as the Canadian Pacific Railway beckoned visitors to explore Canada’s wild beauty and urban attractions in the early 20th century. The five featured on these stamps recall what was a golden age of commercial art in this country.

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Endangered Whales

Canadian waters are home to more than half of the approximately 60 species of whales found in the world. Unfortunately, the five featured on these stamps have populations that have been assessed as Endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Seven other species are also at risk.

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Salome Bey

This stamp celebrates the life and work of Salome Bey, known as Canada’s First Lady of the Blues, who provided inspiration and mentoring for young Black performers.

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Eid

A copper lantern embellished with intricately pierced designs casts patterns of dappled, multi-coloured light on this new stamp celebrating two of Islam’s most important religious holidays: Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Fast Breaking) and Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice).

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Organ and Tissue Donation

On April 6, 2018, Canadians across the country were horrified to learn of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus crash in Saskatchewan that ended the lives of 16 people and injured 13 others. Defenceman Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries the following day. Knowing their son had registered as an organ donor, his parents donated his organs, which saved six lives. Logan had been inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt, who passed away in mid-2017 and also saved six lives as a donor.

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Calla

Most of us refer to the graceful trumpet-shaped flowers that often adorn weddings and other occasions as calla lilies. But it seems we've been wrong all along! The calla (Zantedeschia) – native to the southern parts of Africa – isn't a lily at all. It's a member of the unusual arum family (Araceae), which includes peace lily, skunk cabbage and jack-in-the-pulpit.

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Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This year marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary as sovereign – and platinum jubilee celebrations will be held in Commonwealth countries around the globe. On February 6, 1952, the then-princess was just 25 years old, and the mother of two young children with her naval husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, when she ascended the throne on the death of her father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II is Canada's longest reigning sovereign, a distinction she achieved in September 2015.

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Eleanor Collins

Canada’s first lady of jazz, Eleanor Collins, C.M., has led a storied life. Still vibrant at 102, the Vancouver-based singer broke new ground in her genre and quietly confronted racial prejudice through her community service.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is one of the most successful and admired writers Canada has ever produced.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Intensely passionate about her craft and convictions, singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, C.C., turned to music not only for fun but also as a powerful way to make change.

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Hanukkah

A joyful celebration of faith and tenacity, Hanukkah – also known as the Festival of Lights – takes place this year from nightfall November 28 to nightfall December 6.

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Holiday Characters

Every holiday season since 1964, Canada Post has issued festive stamps to make sending cards and letters to friends and family more fun. This year, we’re inviting you to dress up your mail with some familiar holiday faces.

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Christmas: Angels

This year’s heavenly Christmas issue is inspired by the angels who played an essential role as messengers in the Nativity story. Designed by Stéphane Huot and illustrated by Luc Melanson, the simple line drawings in gold and silver on a crisp white background call up a sense of purity and peace. The Permanent™ domestic rate stamp is available in a booklet of 12. An Official First Day Cover is cancelled in Christmas Island, Nova Scotia.

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The Remembrance Poppy

Celebrating its 100th anniversary as a symbol of remembrance in Canada, the bright red poppy that once thrived on the battlefields of Europe has become one of our most evocative and enduring emblems.

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Valour Road

A stamp to honour three Winnipeg residents whose courage in the First World War was recognized with a Victoria Cross, which inspired the renaming of Pine Street they once called home.

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“A” and “B” Batteries, 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

This commemorative envelope marks 150 years since the establishment of the first full-time or regular elements of the post-Confederation Canadian army.

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Diwali

Layers of symbolism are woven into the eye-catching Rangoli pattern on this stamp heralding the arrival of Diwali on November 4. A time to reflect, overcome negativity, and spread light and love, the five-day festival is observed by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs and others around the world.

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Christopher Plummer, 1929‑2021

This issue pays homage to Toronto-born Christopher Plummer, one of the world’s most distinguished actors, featuring him in some of his most celebrated roles.

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Editorial Cartoonists

With this stamp issue, Canada Post features the work of five homegrown editorial cartoonists – all members of the Order of Canada and multiple winners of industry awards.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Following the success of the Canada Post Community Foundation's 2020 stamp, this year's design was also selected by Canada Post frontline employees who are well versed in what appeals to their stamp-buying customers.

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Stan Rogers, 1949-1983

When Stan Rogers took the stage, guitar in hand, his presence was electric. Standing six foot four, with a deep, rumbling voice that rose and fell like waves on a Nova Scotia shore, he poured his heart and soul into every word he sang. Poetry set to music, his ballads laid bare the lives of the sailors, ranchers, miners and others whose stories had captured his imagination.

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Bluenose, 1921-2021

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of Bluenose, the most recognized sailing vessel in Canadian history. The famous schooner was designed and built in response to a rivalry between Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and Gloucester, Massachusetts, over which community produced the fastest and most successful fishing vessels.

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John Turner, 1929-2020

Remembered by mourners at his state funeral for his integrity, humility and grace, the Right Honourable John Napier Wyndham Turner (1929-2020) – Canada’s 17th prime minister – dedicated much of his life to public service.

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Canadian Ballet Legends

The pair of stamp designs, featured in separate booklets of six and a souvenir sheet, capture each dancer in characteristic movement, indramatic black and white photography, with classic metal gold accents. Two Official First Day Covers, one for each of the legends, are cancelled in theirrespective birthplaces.

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12e Régiment blindé du Canada 150th Anniversary

Founded as a provisional battalion of infantry in 1871, the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada had soldiers deployed in the First World War and earned numerous battle honours during the Second World War as an armoured unit.

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Eid

The third stamp in our ongoing series honouring the Islamic festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha sees the light (of the moon).

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Insulin, 1921-2021

The centennial of one of Canada’s most important medical discoveries is celebrated for the life-changing impact it has had on people with diabetes around the world.

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JUNO Awards 50th Anniversary

This stamp, showcasing a special anniversary statuette, marks 50 years of honouring the best in Canadian music.

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Concordia University of Edmonton, 100th Anniversary

Located in the heart of Alberta’s capital city, Concordia University of Edmonton has evolved since its founding in 1921 into one of Canada’s pre-eminent small universities, known for its diversity and academic excellence.

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Crabapple Blossoms

The sweet fragrance of a crabapple tree in bloom is one of the most pleasant reminders that spring is, quite literally, in the air. The blossoms depicted on this year’s flower stamp issue pay tribute to two Canadian-bred varieties.

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Snow Mammals

Life in the wild can be a deadly game of hide and seek, where blending in with the landscape is critical to survival. These stamps – issued in the depths of our Canadian winter – showcase five native mammals that share the remarkable characteristic of changing colour with the seasons.

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Black History: Willow Grove, NB, and Amber Valley, AB

Settlers faced immense challenges forging a new life in the rugged Canadian wilderness.

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Lunar New Year Cycle

The culmination of more than a decade of award-winning stamps, this retrospective brings together in a single issue all the stamps from our most recent Lunar New Year series.

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Christmas: Nativity

Our latest Christmas issue is a heartwarming celebration of the Nativity designed by Toronto-based Soapbox Design and illustrated by Sandra Dionisi.

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Hanukkah

This brilliant new stamp issue shines a light on Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, which this year begins at nightfall on December 10.

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Holiday: Maud Lewis

The folk art paintings of Maud Lewis (1901-70) are a colourful and joyful portrayal of country life in the Maritimes.

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Diwali

This brilliantly coloured annual issue marks the Festival of Lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and other communities in Canada and around the world.

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Mary Riter Hamilton

Issued to mark Remembrance Day, this stamp reproduces Trenches on the Somme (1919) by Mary Riter Hamilton, Canada’s first unofficial woman battlefield artist.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Our annual fundraising stamp for the Canada Post Community Foundation – with a design chosen by our frontline employees – reminds us that being a community is about living together in harmony.

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Medical Groundbreakers

Six innovative medical physicians and researchers whose significant discoveries changed lives in Canada and around the world are honoured in this five-stamp issue.

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History of Radio in Canada

This issue marks the pivotal moment, a century ago, when Montréal station XWA made the first radio broadcast in Canada.

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Group of Seven 1920-2020

A seven-stamp issue celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition.

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Eid

With the Eid stamp issue, we join the more than one million Muslims in Canada as they celebrate two of the most important festivals in the Islamic calendar.

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Victory in Europe 1945-2020

We mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe with two stamps that tell the stories of Canadian courage and patriotism – on the battlefield and at home.

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Black History: Colored Hockey Championship

This year, we recognize the history of Black Canadian hockey teams, based in the Maritimes, that challenged each other to matches and the ultimate prize – the Colored Hockey Championship.

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Dahlia

Our annual flower issue – perfect for the wedding season – signals the coming of spring with a pair of stamps in full bloom.

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Year of the Rat

The final stamp in our Lunar New Year series celebrates the optimistic, intelligent and congenial people born in the Year of the Rat.

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From Far and Wide

The third instalment of this far-reaching definitive stamp issue features nine more locations that show the beauty of our country.

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Christmas – The Magi

The Wise Men journey to Bethlehem in this elegant blue and gold issue.

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Hanukkah

The Jewish Festival of Lights shines bright in this stamp to mark the annual celebration.

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Red River Resistance

A single stamp marks the Red River Resistance, which led to the creation of Manitoba in 1870.

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Shiny and Bright

This trio of stamps will surely make your holiday mail more festive.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Our annual Community Foundation stamp issue is a chance to make life sweeter for Canadian children and youth.

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Leonard Cohen

A three-stamp design issue honours this Canadian music and literacy icon.

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Bears

Bears are some of the most intelligent and formidable predators in the Canadian wilderness. Their enormous size and raw power make them captivating and worthy of our respect.

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Apollo 11, 1969-2019

On July 20, 1969, the world held its breath as astronaut Neil Armstrong descended from the lunar module to take "one small step" that signified a giant leap for humankind. The seemingly impossible had been achieved: a human had walked on the moon.

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Historic Covered Bridges

This set of stamps highlights five of these rare historic structures that were once quite common throughout rural Canada.

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Endangered turtles

A pair of stamps remind us to slow down and look out for these adorable reptiles that are at risk.

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Vancouver Asahi

Formed in 1914, during a time of overt racism, the Vancouver Asahi - an amateur Japanese-Canadian baseball team whose name means morning sun - thrilled fans and outwitted competitors with a unique strategy of bunts, base stealing, speed and squeeze plays that the media dubbed 'brain ball'.

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Sweet Canada

Take a delicious cross-country trip with stamps depicting traditional Canadian desserts.

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Commemorative envelopes

We mark the 150th anniversaries of three Canadian regiments whose members are ready to serve at a moment’s notice.

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Canadians in Flight

For millennia, we have looked skyward, longing to break the bonds of the earth to soar among the clouds. Canada has had its share of pioneers who bravely reached for the skies when flight was in its infancy or who used their gifts and vision to create new and better ways to fly.

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Gardenia

Issued on the day dedicated to love, this fragrant, creamy-white bloom will adorn your mail.

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Black History: Albert Jackson

We’re delivering a stamp to honour Albert Jackson – the first Black letter carrier in Toronto and, most likely, in all of Canada.

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Year of the Pig

After one last bark from the Year of the Dog, the Year of the Pig trots into the limelight on February 5, 2019, and squeals to a stop on January 24, 2020.

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From Far and Wide

With the release of the second issue in the From Far and Wide series, Canada Post once again invites you to take a fantasy trip to some of the most amazing and picturesque places in Canada.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Our latest definitive honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was designed by Steven Slipp, whose work has appeared on more than 20 stamps.

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Christmas: Away in a manger

Few stories have inspired as many creative interpretations as the Nativity. For centuries, artists have used the methods and media of their time to express their vision of the birth of Christ.

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Christmas: Warm and Cozy

This year, Canada Post continues its long tradition of Christmas stamps with a secular issue that's designed to inspire plenty of warm thoughts.

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Armistice 1918-2018

After more than four years of bitter struggle, the fighting in the First World War came to an end at "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

This large and magnificent beast is the perfect complement to our latest high-value definitive, denominated at $4. Produced by a combination of lithography and intaglio, the stamp was designed and engraved by Canadian Bank Note master engraver Jorge Peral, with illustration provided by his son, Rodrigo Peral. The elder Peral’s work has graced several high-value definitives and other stamps, as well as paper currency issued by Canada and other countries.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

The release of the Canada Post Community Foundation’s fundraising semi-postal stamp signals the start of Canada Post’s annual fundraising campaign. Your dollar donation for a booklet of 10 stamps and 10 cents for the Official First Day Cover goes directly to support Canadian children and youth, through the funding of programs for breakfast, anti-bullying, special education, camps for children fighting illness, early literacy and other programs.

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Emergency Responders

When disaster strikes, Canada’s emergency responders are ready to help at a moment’s notice. Thanks to their quick and courageous actions, Canada is one of the safest countries in the world. This five-stamp tribute, designed by William Lam and illustrated by Shiro Nishiguchi, recognizes the life-saving work of these dedicated women and men.

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Birds of Canada

The official birds of three provinces – the Steller’s jay (British Columbia), the snowy owl (Quebec) and the black-capped chickadee (New Brunswick) – join two other species with uniquely Canadian connections, the Canada goose and the whooping crane, for the final flight in the Birds of Canada stamp series.

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Weather Wonders

Visitors to Canada could be excused for thinking that an intense interest in the weather – not hockey – is our national pastime. Too cold, too hot or just right – Canadians always have something to say on the subject. Yet nothing inspires meteorological murmurs more than some of the fleeting (but fabulous) phenomena that can appear when weather permits.

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Sharks

Despite being demonized by popular fiction and movies, sharks are some of the most fascinating and diverse creatures on Earth. Sharks are also among the world’s oldest surviving species. Their earliest ancestors are thought to have swum the seas at least 420 million years ago.

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Astronomy

Do you remember gazing up on warm summer nights in search of the brightest star or watching for the glow of the northern lights in the cold dark of winter? These stamps take us back to those magical moments with awe-inspiring photos, by two Canadians, of the night sky’s tranquil beauty.

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Memorial Cup

In 1919, the Ontario Hockey Association donated the Memorial Cup in remembrance of Canadians who made the supreme sacrifice for their country during the First World War.

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Bees

When bees begin to appear, it is a sure sign that summer is on the way – and designer Andrew Perro and illustrator Dave Murray have come up with a honey of an issue to help celebrate.

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Queen Elizabeth II 65th Anniversary of the Coronation

June 2 of this year marks the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – the longest reigning monarch in British history.

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Great Canadian Illustrators

Highlighting the work of five talented Canadians whose work can be found on book covers, posters, magazine, newspapers and even stamps, this issue features five of Canada's most successful and prolific illustrators.

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CNIB, 100th Anniversary

It has been a century of change for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in helping Canadians who are blind or partially sighted live full, independent lives.

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Lotus

Dregs of winter laying your spirits low? Would the thought of colourful lotuses gently bobbing on warm breezes over the water’s surface help? Our annual flower stamp issue depicts two lotus species: the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) and the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea).

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The War Amps, 100th Anniversary

Founded 100 years ago on the philosophy of amputees helping amputees, The War Amps continues to improve the lives of war amputees, and all amputees including children. This envelope celebrates the charitable association with photos from the past and present. A timeline of The War Amps iconic Key Tag Service appears on the back.

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Black History: Livingstone and Alexander

Issued on the first day of Black History Month, these stamps recognize the contributions of two prominent, ground-breaking Canadians.

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Women in Winter Sports

As our best winter athletes prepare to compete in 2018, Canada Post is issuing a set of five stamps to celebrate the achievements of six amazing Canadian superstars who topped the podium in a variety of winter sports.

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From Far and Wide

There are so many beautiful places to see across Canada, it's a constant temptation to pack your bags, hit the road and explore this fabulous country from one end to the other. If that's not practical, our new definitive stamp series - From Far and Wide - promises to satisfy even the most restless of armchair travelers and inspire all of us to see more of this land first-hand.

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Year of the Dog

They say “every dog has its day,” but from February 16, 2018, to February 4, 2019, those born in the Year of the Dog will have plenty of days to call their own. They certainly deserve it.

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Christmas – Animals

Every year Canadians eagerly anticipate the release of Canada Post's Christmas stamps. The annual issues have featured sacred and secular topics ranging from angels and other aspects of the nativity story to snowmen, toys, decorated trees and, of course, the jolly old elf himself.

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Christmas – Madonna and Child

Housed at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, this magnificent oil-on-panel painting from the early 1500s is attributed to Italian artist Tommaso di Stefano Lunetti (circa 1495-1564). The Adoration of the Shepherds is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance in Florence.

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Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary

On December 6, 1917, the cargo ship Imo collided with Mont-Blanc, a French vessel loaded with explosives. The massive blast that followed resulted in nearly 2,000 deaths and widespread damage. Issued one month before the 100th anniversary of the disaster, this stamp commemorates the tragedy and the resilience of Haligonians, who rebuilt their city from ashes.

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History of Hockey

Canadians can be a little territorial about their passion for hockey, but thanks to decades of league expansion and the rise of fan interest in community teams, it’s clear that Americans are also enamoured of our national winter sport. This Canada-U.S. joint issue pays tribute to that shared history born on frozen ponds and hometown rinks.

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Toronto Maple Leafs® 100th Anniversary

One hundred years ago, the Toronto Arenas entered the newly formed National Hockey League® (NHL®) for the 1917-18 season. Despite losing its inaugural game to the Montreal Wanderers on December 19, 1917, the team proved its mettle, defeating the Vancouver Millionaires to claim the first Stanley Cup® Championship following the establishment of the NHL.

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Canadian Hockey legends

Since the formation of the National Hockey League® in 1917, generations of Canadians have trained, practised and played their hearts out for a chance to skate in the NHL®. Our deep connection with the game explains why Canada has created so many legendary players. Maurice Richard claimed three famous firsts and captured the imagination of fans across the country.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

In an exclusive interview, Details had an opportunity to speak with one of the fascinating felines that grace our 2017 Foundation stamps.

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Diwali: First joint issue with India Post

This year, the 15th day of Kartika in the Hindu calendar falls on October 19 to mark the beginning of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains throughout Canada and around the world.

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Birds of Canada

Following on the tail feathers of last year’s issue, this new flock of stamps continues the Birds of Canada series with five more provincial and territorial representatives from across the country.

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Canadian Photography

On July 4, Canada Post will issue the final set of stamps in the five-year Canadian Photography series, coinciding with Canada’s 150th. The series showcases some of the best photographers and photography our country has produced over the last 150 years.

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Canada 150

For the 150th year since Confederation, we expanded our storytelling role by issuing 10 stamps - in the shape of a maple leaf for the first time in our history.

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Eid

Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Their exact dates can vary from one location to another and from year to year because both begin with the appearance of the new moon.

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F1 in Canada

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 racing in Canada, Canada Post has issued a supercharged set of stamps featuring five of the fastest drivers ever to capture the checkered flag at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA – each representing a different decade in the history of the race.

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Star Trek

After Star Trek finished its three-year run in 1969, fans were left yearning for more stories from the stars.

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Battle of Vimy Ridge

Issued 100 years after Canada’s courageous soldiers launched an assault on a daunting escarpment held by the Germans near the French town of Vimy, these stamps recognize the service and sacrifice of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Black History: Mathieu Da Costa

The 2017 edition of our Black History stamp features an interpreter believed to be the first person of African descent to reach Canada, whose name survived history.

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Canadian Opera

This issue sings the praises of two quintessentially Canadian operas, as well as some of the talent that has anchored our place of honour on the world stage.

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Daisies

It’s our annual harbinger of spring. This two-stamp issue depicts blooms of colourful daisies that grow wild in Ontario and the high country of the west.

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Kiosk Stamps

These print-on-demand stamps showcase beautiful landscapes by renowned Canadian artists.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Our odyssey through Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites comes to an end with these five definitive stamps.

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Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster

Honest, proud and right on time, the Rooster struts its stuff by ushering in the New Year.

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Community Foundation

Adorable birds (and youthful dreams) take flight in this year’s edition of our annual fundraising stamp.

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Great Canadian Forwards

In the pursuit of the greatest prize in the National Hockey League® (NHL®) – the Stanley Cup® – defence only gets you so far. To win, you’ve got to score – and that takes the speed, agility and power of a great winger or centre. Some of the best in the world hail from Canada, and these legends have claimed major scoring titles, all-time records and unparalleled status among their fans.

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Commemorative Envelopes

We salute six honourable regiments celebrating 150 years of service to Canada with our latest commemorative envelopes.

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Haunted Canada

They’re back…again! Our third visit to Canadian haunts that are sure to “send” a chill down your spine.

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Birds of Canada

Winging its way to post offices in July, this set of five birds is the first issue in a multi-year series.

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National Research Council of Canada Commemorative envelope

This commemorative envelope celebrates 100 years of essential work in research and development to improve the lives of Canadians.

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Dinos of Canada

They’re back! Tremble in awe at this second set of commemorative stamps featuring the fearsome creatures that once roamed this land.

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Star Trek

When Star Trek first aired, it immediately captured the imagination of countless fans.

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Canadian Photography

Part of a five-year series culminating in 2017, these seven stamps exhibit the work of some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers.

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Women’s Suffrage: 100th Anniversary

Issued on International Women’s Day, this commemorative marks the 100th anniversary of a political milestone for Canadian women.

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Hydrangeas

With spring just around the corner, the latest issue in our ongoing flowers series promises a season of blooming, voluptuous hydrangeas.

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Black History: No. 2 Construction Battalion

We travel to the forests of France where the battalion served our country during the First World War.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A snapshot from renowned photographer David Bailey captures Her Majesty’s “mischievous glint” in our latest regal issue.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

On our cross-country journey, we revisit some of Canada’s spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites, which appear on these new definitive stamps.

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Year of the Monkey

Eighth in an ongoing series, the brilliant, inventive – and sometimes impatient – Monkey brings in the New Year.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Our annual semi-postal fundraising stamp reminds us of the importance of a child’s imagination.

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Haunted Canada

With five new spooky stamps, this ongoing series returns to haunt us.

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A Historic Reign: Queen Elizabeth II

We celebrate as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning sovereign in Canadian history.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

To amend an error in our July 3 issue on UNESCO World Heritage sites, we’re re-releasing the stamp and related collectibles featuring Dinosaur Provincial Park.

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Alice Munro

We celebrate Alice Munro, the first Canadian woman author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Featuring more UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the newest one, which tells the story of Basque whalers and the history of the Newfoundland-Labrador coast.

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Weather Wonders

We’re always talking about the weather – so this issue of five stamps should be a real conversation starter.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™

This stamp kicks off the international -competition that will have all eyes on Canada.

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In Flanders Fields

We celebrate the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s most famous poem.

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Love Your Pet

These stamps remind us to take the best care of our home companions who love us unconditionally.

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Dinos of Canada

We resurrect five fierce prehistoric creatures that once roamed our land.

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Canadian Photography

We’re at the midpoint of showcasing Canadian photographers and photographs with this third issue in our five-year series.

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Pansies

Our flower series blooms again, this time with stunning illustrations of pansies – hybrids with a little known Canadian connection.

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Canada’s Flag, 50th Anniversary

Our stamps mark 50 years since Canadians embraced a new flag that continues to represent their values, hopes and achievements.

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Black History: Nelson Mandela

This month, we celebrate the achievements of the late South African leader – and honorary Canadian citizen – whose life personified freedom and the struggle for equality.

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Sir John A. Macdonald

On the 200th anniversary of our first prime minister’s birth, this stamp travels across the country that he – our greatest nation-builder – helped to forge.

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Lunar New Year: Year of the Ram

The seventh issue in this ever-popular series, the Ram brings good fortune, kindness and justice to the New Year.

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Madonna and Child

It’s the 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec, home to this sacred painting by Flemish Baroque artist Abraham Janssens van Nuyssen.

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Santa

This trio of stamps lets Santa ride along with your best wishes – here at home, in the United States and around the world.

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Québec Conference, 150th Anniversary

This commemorative envelope marks the -second meeting that laid the groundwork for the creation of our nation.

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Wait for Me Daddy

Issued in time for Remembrance Day, this poignant and most famous Canadian photograph of the Second World War.

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NHL® – Zamboni® Ice Resurfacing Machines

Before the invention of mechanized ice resurfacers, such as the Zamboni® machine, preparing the surface of an ice rink required many hands and a lot of hard work.

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Original SixTM

Since it formed in 1917, the National Hockey League® had seen many teams come and go. In 1942, the disbanding of the Brooklyn (formerly New York) Americans brought the number of teams to six. The Boston Bruins®, Chicago Black Hawks®, Detroit Red Wings®, Montreal Canadiens®, New York Rangers® and Toronto Maple Leafs® would become known as the Original Six™ teams

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Our annual fundraising stamp provides an opportunity for Canadians to change the lives of children with the gift of just a dollar.

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Royal Montreal Regiment

Celebrate the Royal Montreal Regiment’s centennial and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference when our nation was born.

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Charlottetown Conference 150th Anniversary

Celebrate the Royal Montreal Regiment’s centennial and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference when our nation was born.

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Great Canadian Comedians

We’ve got an international reputation for our ability to make the world laugh – and the funny people featured in this issue are five good reasons why.

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Located at a 6,000-year-old Aboriginal meeting place, the building that graces this stamp is a living monument to Canada’s human rights journey.

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Régiment de Hull

This commemorative envelope celebrates the Régiment de Hull, based in Gatineau, Quebec, and its 100 years of service to Canada.

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Canadian Country Artists

Hit the open road for a tour of Canada’s -country music scene. This issue sings the praises of five legends.

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Canadian Photography

Imagine having to choose the best images to reflect Canadian photography from the past 150 years – and depict that talent in just seven stamps a year.

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Haunted Canada

A fearsome fiction is one thing – but when the eerie story is based on accounts of real people who swear they’ve felt, heard or even seen a ghost – the supernatural is sensational!

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Commemorative Envelope: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 100th Anniversary

This esteemed institution and creative hub celebrates 100 years since a donation sowed the seeds of its permanent collection.

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Empress of Ireland

Learn about a sad and widely unknown story – the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Empress of Ireland, Canada’s worst peacetime marine disaster.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Five groundbreaking productions complete our stamp issue honouring NFB filmmakers who have focused their lenses on quintessentially Canadian experiences.

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National Film Board of Canada, 75th Anniversary

Five groundbreaking productions complete our stamp issue honouring NFB filmmakers who have focused their lenses on quintessentially Canadian experiences.

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Komagata Maru 100th Anniversary

Barred from entering Canada, more than 350 people remained trapped aboard a Japanese steamship for two months. This issue recognizes the Komagata Maru incident.

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Roses

The latest issue in our enduring flower series includes some silky reds and creamy whites that are sure to entice brides-to-be and collectors alike.

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Royal Ontario Museum 100th Anniversary

Charles T. Currelly – Canada’s “Indiana Jones” – helped found the ROM’s vast collection. Our stamps exhibit some highlights from this century-old institution.

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Baby Wildlife

We’re wrapping up our Baby Wildlife series with five more of Canada’s cutest little critters.

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Insects: Monarch Butterfly

Just as it transforms from caterpillar to colourful butterfly, this low-value definitive will transform your denominated stamps into current-rate domestic postage.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Come travel with us to five Canadian wilderness treasures recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Commemorative Envelope Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, 100th Anniversary

Drawing on the rich visual heritage collected by the PPCLI Museum and Archives, this commemorative envelope celebrates the contributions and sacrifices made by members of the Regiment.

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Pioneers of Winter Sports

The talent, drive and determination of Barbara Ann Scott, Sandra Schmirler and Sarah Burke changed their respective sports forever. This issue honours their contributions.

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Black History: Africville and Hogan’s Alley

Historic African-Canadian communities on the East and West coasts – and the people who called them home – are remembered in this ongoing series.

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Lunar New Year: Year of the Horse

The Lunar New Year gallops in with a domestic and international issue blazing in red and gold – the sixth in our annual series.

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Christmas Craft

It’s amazing what a needle, some thread and a lot of creativity can do. Enjoy these crafty cross-stitch stamps this Christmas.

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Christmas: Saint Anne with the Christ Child

A warm, intimate and rarely seen subject – the baby Jesus with maternal grandmother Saint Anne – graces our sacred Christmas stamp.

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The Royal Infant

Celebrate the latest addition to the Royal Family – Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, third in line to the throne.

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Commemorative envelope: The Royal 22e Régiment

Headquartered at the Québec Citadel, the Royal 22e Régiment is the only Francophone infantry regiment in the regular Canadian Forces, drawing its membership from across the country.

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The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

On March 15, 1920, two old and storied county regiments, The 49th Hastings Rifles and The 16th Prince Edward Regiment were amalgamated to form The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

Ezra Peters was seven years old when he created artwork of a ship, inspired by a wish for children to stay on course. By the time he turned eight, he was the winner of our youth art contest. His ship is now ready to set sail on this fundraising issue.

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Superman, 75th Anniversary

Kosta Tsetsekas, Principal at Vancouver’s Signals Design, grew up reading comic books. In fact, he notes, “That’s how I learned to speak English as a nine-year-old immigrant.”

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Calgary Flames

In 1980, the Atlanta Flames found a new home in Calgary, where the city embraced the team and its fiery name. After playing its first three seasons at the Stampede Corral, the team moved to its current home at the Scotiabank Saddledome (originally, the Olympic Saddledome).

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Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have been members of the National Hockey League since 1979. It didn’t take long for the Oilers to find their niche in the NHL, with the team quickly going on to win five Stanley Cup titles in seven seasons: 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88 and 1989-90.

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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens formed on December 4, 1909, with the new team taking just one month to come together for its first game. The Canadiens’ 7-4 win over the Cobalt Silver Kings marked their first and last game as members of the Canadian Hockey Association.

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NHL® Team Jerseys

This seven-stamp issue celebrates the fans of Canada’s official winter sport through the colourful history of the hockey jersey.

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Ottawa Senators

Hockey in our nation’s capital has been more than a century-long tradition. The city’s first team, formed in 1884, was originally known as the Ottawa Hockey Club but became the Generals during the 1890 season to better reflect its militaristic logo.

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Toronto Maple Leafs

One of the Original Six™, the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club originated in 1917 – the same year as the National Hockey League. Known simply as Toronto during its early days, but also as the Toronto Arenas, the team changed hands in 1919, when it was renamed the Toronto St. Patricks (or St. Pats for short).

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Vancouver Canucks

The first Vancouver team to skate under the name “Canucks” arrived in 1945 as part of the Pacific Coast Hockey League and won the league championship in its first year. The Canucks’ home venue, the Vancouver Forum, still stands as part of the Pacific National Exhibition.

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Winnipeg Jets

Although the National Hockey League left Winnipeg in 1996, it made a triumphant return in 2011. Jubilant crowds revelled in the resurrection of the storied name of the Winnipeg Jets, which had been used by both the World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972 to 1979 and the NHL franchise from 1979 to 1996, when it moved south to become the Phoenix Coyotes®.

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Robertson Davies

Issued 100 years from the day of his birth, this stamp celebrates Robertson Davies: actor, journalist, best-selling author, professor and founding master of Massey College.

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Canadian Recording Artists: The Bands

The fourth in a series of stamps celebrating Canadian musical talent, this issue sings the praises of four legendary bands.

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Children’s Literature: Stella

Stella and her little brother Sam, characters from the imagination of award-winning Canadian children’s author Marie-Louise Gay, come out to play on these stamps.

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The War of 1812: Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry

Laura Secord and Charles de Salaberry conclude our series honouring heroes from the War of 1812.

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250 Years of Postal History

In 1763, formal postal service arrived in what is now Canada with a regular Québec-Trois-Rivières-Montréal route.

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Motorcycles

Ride into summer with an issue showcasing motorcycles built in Canada.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, 100th anniversary

Match these little stamps with big envelopes and commemorate the 100th anniversary of this venerable organization.

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Queen Elizabeth II: 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation

Although Princess Elizabeth officially became Queen the year before, Her Majesty’s Coronation took place in 1953.

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Chinatown Gates

Illustrated by regional artists, these gates guard the entrances to Canada’s largest Chinatowns.

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Adopt a Pet

The animal models for the stamps were actual shelter animals and names and individual experiences are included in the stamp booklet and on the Official First Day Cover story.

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Commemorative envelopes

The second quarter of our stamp program marks milestones across the country with five commemorative envelopes.

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The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment

On the front line is our stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of this storied regiment.

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Canadian Photography

Even in its early days, Canada offered a wealth of inspiration for photographers. From its scenic beauty to its nascent urban landscapes, from politicians to powerbrokers, from aboriginals to early immigrants, the country’s early diversity played muse to some of the world’s most recognized photographers.

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Magnolias

Is it the shyly opening cup of velvety petals? Or the intoxicating fragrance prized by luxury perfumers? For whatever reason, there’s something romantic and irresistibly exotic about magnolias.

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Olds College 100th Anniversary Commemorative Envelope

This commemorative envelope celebrates the 100th anniversary of Olds College in Olds, Alberta. Focusing on agriculture, horticulture and land management education, the college now boasts 4,000 students and a satellite campus in Calgary.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces

This spring, Canada Post will issue the final four stamps in the 12-part Signs of the Zodiac series, which began with Aries in spring 2011.

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Oliver Jones and Joe Fortes

Born in Montréal’s Little Burgundy neighbourhood in 1934, to Barbadian parents, Oliver Jones put on his first show at the age of five.

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Raoul Wallenberg

Commemorate Raoul Wallenburg, who helped thousands of Jewish people escape Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Second World War, with this international-rate stamp.

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Baby Wildlife

Melt even the hardest of hearts with the final issue in the series featuring cute Canadian critters.

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Canadian Pride

Put a little patriotism on your postcards and envelopes with stamps featuring Canada’s colours.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Give your letters the royal treatment with a stamp sporting the friendly smile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Lunar New Year: Year of the Snake

Mark the arrival of the Lunar New Year with two stunning Year of the Snake stamps.

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Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects

The bugs are back—it’s a philatelic infestation! This fall, Canada Post will issue a special souvenir sheet with selected Beneficial Insects low value definitives.

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Christmas Cookies

Tasty Christmas designs on PERMANENT domestic, U.S. and International stamps—plus a sweet augmented reality treat on the domestic stamp.

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Christmas: Stained Glass

The image of the Madonna and Child from one of the many stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Kingston, Ontario, graces this sacred Christmas stamp.

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The Regiments

Three of this nation’s regiments that have been defending home and country for a century and a half are honoured in this issue.

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The Royal Conservatory 125th Anniversary

The Royal Conservatory, then named the Toronto Conservatory of Music, opened for classes in September 1887, in the upper floor of a music store at the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets.

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Canada Post Community Foundation

This semi-postal marks Canada Post’s new focus on funding grassroots programs that benefit Canadian children.

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100th Grey Cup Game

To celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Game this year, Canada Post has issued a full roster of team stamps, plus one to honour the cup itself.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio

This summer, Canada Post continues its three-year Signs of the Zodiac series with stamps and stamp products directed at Leos, Virgos, Librans and Scorpios.

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CFL Teams

To celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Game this year, Canada Post has issued a full roster of team stamps, plus one to honour the cup itself.

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Tommy Douglas: The Birth of Medicare

In 2004, CBC viewers chose Tommy Douglas as “The Greatest Canadian,” mainly due to his leadership role in our public health care system.

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London 2012

Late in July, London, England, will welcome the 2012 Olympic Games, making it the first three-time Olympic host.

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a defining moment for the provinces that would later confederate into the Dominion of Canada.

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Happy Anniversary

We’re celebrating milestones on both coasts with these stunning commemorative envelopes.

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Difference Makers

Canada Post honours four outstanding and well-known Canadians in this new stamp series, featuring images of Rick Hansen, Michael J. Fox, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Louise Arbour.

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Calgary Stampede, 100th Anniversary

“Cowtown” turns up the party this year in honour of the 100th anniversary of the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth', the Calgary Stampede.

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Children’s Literature: Franklin the Turtle

Canada has a stellar history of being home to some of the best children's and young adult writers in the world.

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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

In 1897, The Post Office Department of the Government of Canada celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria—the only other Monarch of Canada to achieve the 60-year milestone—with an issue of 16 intaglio stamps.

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Red River Settlement

Two hundred years ago, Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk, leveraged his title and wealth to purchase a vast allotment of land from the Hudson's Bay Company.

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Titanic 1912-2012

Long before James Cameron called for “action” on the set of the movie Titanic, Canadians were involved with the world's most famous ocean disaster.

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Daylilies

Two brilliant, colourful and exquisite daylilies (Hemerocallis) grace the seventh issue in Canada Post’s beloved flower series.

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Art Canada: Joe Fafard

The ongoing Art Canada series features three works by sculptor Joe Fafard who is well known for creating art inspired by prairie farms and small towns, as well as his relatives, artists, writers and politicians.

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John Ware and Viola Desmond

The lives, accomplishments and contributions of John Ware and Viola Desmond are honoured in this year’s Black History month 2012 stamps.

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Definitives: Baby Wildlife

The wildlife babies in this year’s set of definitive stamps, the second in the current multi-year series, will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.

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Definitives: Canadian Pride

The PERMANENT™ domestic stamps in this year’s new definitives set feature five images where the flag is displayed with respect, honour and pride.

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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee - Part 1

January ushers in the first stamps and products of the year to commemorate the remarkable sixty-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

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Year of the Dragon

The popular Lunar New Year stamp series continues with Year of the Dragon—a time of innovation, risk and achievement.

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Christmas Holly

The Christmas holly tree has a long history associated with Yuletide and the coming of the winter holiday season.

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Christmas – Stained Glass

The art of creating coloured glass is ancient, and was originally practiced by both the Egyptians and the Romans.

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International Year of Chemistry

The science of chemistry has contributed to advancements in every area of day-to-day living. Chemists, through their observations and experiments, have given us everything from chemotherapy to explosives, and from fertilizers to even non-stick fry pans!

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Commemorative Envelope

Established in 1860, as the Art Association of Montreal, this organization was founded by the city’s art enthusiasts and collectors, and continued to expand over the years, eventually leading to the creation of a museum on Sherbrooke Street West.

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Mental Health

“The Puzzle,” the winning entry in Canada Post’s Deliver Hope design competition, conveys a compelling message on the latest Mental Health semi-postal issue.

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Canadian Innovations

This stamp issue shines a spotlight on the “Made in Canada” leaps of science and creativity that have changed lives at home and abroad.

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Miss Supertest III

This issue celebrates the triumph of Miss Supertest III —the legendary Canadian hydroplane that made history by capturing the International Harmsworth Trophy three years in a row.

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Roadside Attractions

Four more lively, colourful and fun stamp designs showcase Canada’s sense of humour and history in the latest Roadside Attractions issue.

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Canadian Recording Artists

The popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series continues with a tribute to five more of Canada’s remarkable musical icons: Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno.

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Royal Wedding Day

A candid photograph of the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge on their wedding day graces this regal domestic rate PERMANENT™ stamp.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, the crab

Get ready for a revealing journey through the 12 signs of the zodiac, which begins with Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.

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Architecture: Art Déco

Available June 9, 2011. This five-stamp issue celebrating the details of the Art Déco period showcases five Canadian structures built during the era.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, the twins

Get ready for a revealing journey through the 12 signs of the zodiac, which begins with Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.

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Parks Canada, 100th Anniversary

Available May 19, 2011. This stamp issue celebrates the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada—the world’s first national parks service.

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Methods of Mail Delivery

Available May 13, 2011. Two rather unusual methods of mail delivery are captured on this full pane of se-tenant stamps.

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Royal Wedding 2011

Available April 29, 2011. On the wedding day of HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton, this stamp issue celebrates the happy Royal Couple in photographs taken at their engagement.

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International Year of Forests

Available April 21, 2011. This set of stamps featuring two breathtaking views of lush and inviting forests is a splendid tribute to the United Nation’s International Year of Forests.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus

Get ready for a revealing journey through the 12 signs of the zodiac, which begins with Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer.

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Signs of the Zodiac: Aries

The all-new Signs of the Zodiac 12-stamp series kicks off with Aries (the Ram)—the sign that begins the zodiacal year.

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Sunflowers

Warm and vibrant sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) deliver a dose of spring sunshine in this stunning stamp duo.

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Art Canada: Daphne Odjig

The ongoing Art Canada series features three works by Daphne Odjig: Pow-wow Dancer (1978), Spiritual Renewal (1984) and Pow-wow (1969)

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Celebration

The latest Celebration stamp, complete with stylized gift pack, is the perfect adornment to any letter.

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Carrie Best and Fergie Jenkins

The lives and accomplishments of two iconic Canadians—Carrie Best and Fergie Jenkins—are honoured in this year’s Black History issue.

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Definitives: Baby Wildlife

A brand new multi-year definitive series features stunning photographs of four of Canada’s cutest and cuddly wildlife babies.

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Definitives: Canadian Pride

The five Permanent™ domestic stamps in this issue draws attention to the common—and uncommon—places the Canadian flag appears.

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Year of the Rabbit

The Lunar New Year series continues with a tribute to the Year of the Rabbit—a time of peace and tranquility.

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Christmas Ornaments

Glimmering glass-blown baubles in red, blue and pink grace these festive stamps issued just in time for the Christmas season.

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Madonna and Child

This lovely PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp features the work of celebrated Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso.

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Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects

Canada Post continues its beneficial insect series with five more of nature’s tiny helpers: the paper wasp, the assassin bug, the large milkweed bug, the margined leatherwing and the dogbane beetle.

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High Value Definitive: Blue Whale

This newest addition to the popular Canadian Wildlife series is the largest and highest domination stamp ever issued by Canada Post.

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St. Thomas University: 1910–2010 Commemorative Envelope

The design of the commemorative envelope features a collage of campus activities, as well as historic photos on the reverse.

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Mental Health

A tree, a universal symbol of growth, healing and renewal, sprouts on the latest stamp for Mental Health.

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Home Children

This stamp issue recognizes the experiences of the more than 100,000 Home Children who were sent to Canada starting in 1869 and during the years following the Second World War.

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Cupids, 1610–2010

This issue commemorates the 400th anniversary of the historic settlement of Cupids, Newfoundland, one of the earliest European settlements in North America.

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Girl Guides of Canada, 1910–2010

This colourful and lively stamp issue celebrates 100 years of the Girl Guides in Canada.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders, 100th Anniversary - Commemorative Envelope

Release of a Commemorative Envelope to mark the centennial of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Roadside Attractions

Another quartet of warm, welcoming and whimsical Canadian landmarks take the spotlight in the latest Roadside Attractions stamp issue.

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Art Canada: Prudence Heward

The latest issue in Canada Post’s Art Canada series features two masterpieces created by Montréal-born painter Prudence Heward.

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Rotary International in Canada, 100th Anniversary

Send some goodwill with these stamps celebrating 100 years of Rotary International in Canada.

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Canadian Geographic's Wildlife Photography of the Year

This five-stamp issue showcases Canadian wildlife photography is at its most striking.

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Marine Life: Sea Otter & Harbour Porpoise

This Canada-Sweden joint issue featuring two intriguing sea creatures is sure to make waves with collectors.

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Canadian Navy: 1910-2010

Two stamps combining history with modern day celebrate the Canadian Navy at 100 years old.

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The Four Indian Kings

A rich part of our history comes alive on this pane of 16 stamps featuring the portraits of the Four Indian Kings.

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Canada-Israel, 60 years of friendship

A special joint stamp issue celebrates six decades of friendship between Canada and Israel.

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African Violets

Two Canadian African Violet hybrids bloom on this pair of stamps that herald the end of winter and the coming of spring.

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Celebrating our Olympic spirit

Celebrating the exhilaration and binding power of the Olympic spirit, this set of exciting stamps will be issued during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

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Canada Strikes Gold!

Canadians were treated with the experience of a lifetime when the iconic Maple Leaf was hoisted above the Olympic podium. As Canada’s first-ever gold medal victory on Canadian soil, this was history in the making—a binding moment of honour and pride that will live on for years to come.

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The Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc

This stamp pays tribute to a former Governor General whose lifelong pride in his country led to a long and distinguished career in public service.

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William Hall V.C.

Issued to celebrate Black History Month, this stamp features distinguished seafarer William Hall, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding bravery.

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Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

These two stamps feature stunning images of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games’ venues and are a wonderful souvenir of the event.

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Flag over Historic Mills

This year’s addition to the ongoing Flags over Canada series features five of this country’s beautiful historic mills.

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Flowers

The fifth issue in the popular Flowers series, these four definitive stamps feature stunning Canadian orchids.

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Queen Elizabeth II

This PERMANENT™ stamp features a striking photograph of Her Majesty taken during her most-recent visit to Canada.

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Le Devoir Commemorative Envelope

This commemorative envelope celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of Le Devoir, Montreal's popular independent daily paper.

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Year of the Tiger

The second issue in the new 12-year Lunar New Year series, these stamps are as bold and ferocious as their namesake animal.

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Christmas: The Nativity Scene

These three stamps celebrating the Nativity feature phenomenal sculptures by renowned Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso.

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Christmas: Tree

Ring in the holiday season with this PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp featuring a radiant snow-covered Christmas tree.

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Lest We Forget

The spirit of remembrance is captured on this commemorative PERMANENT™ stamp issued to honour the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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Montreal Canadiens, 100th Anniversary

This commemorative PERMANENT™ stamp celebrates Canada’s love of ice hockey and the Montreal Canadiens’ century-long tradition of on-ice triumph.

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Mental Health

Following last year’s successful first release, Canada Post issues a new PERMANENT™ Mental Health stamp to raise funds for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.

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Canadian Inventions: Sports

These four stamps celebrate four Canadian inventions in the world of sport: basketball, five-pin bowling, lacrosse and ringette.

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Captain Robert A. Bartlett

This commemorative stamp was issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Captain Robert A. Bartlett’s legendary attempt to reach the North Pole.

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80 Years of Canada/Japan Diplomatic Relations Commemorative Envelope

Issued to commemorate the 80th anniversary of a Canadian diplomatic presence in Japan and celebrate the visit to Canada by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.

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Roadside Attractions

The first in a three-year series, these stamps feature four of Canada’s famous roadside attractions: Mr. PG, a forest of more than 64,000 signposts, an inukshuk and a massive Easter egg.

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Canadian Recording Artists

These stamps showcase four stars who have made remarkable contributions to the Canadian music industry: Bryan Adams, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Robert Charlebois and Edith Butler.

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Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909

Featuring gorgeous images of Niagara Falls past and present, this commemorative stamp celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Canada/U.S Boundary Waters Treaty.

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Canadian Diplomacy

This classic commemorative domestic rate stamp celebrates Canada’s important role on the world’s diplomatic stage on the centennial of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

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The Canadian Horse and the Newfoundland Pony

These stamps honour two strong, sturdy and much-valued contributors to the early settlement of Canada: the powerful Canadian Horse and hard-working Newfoundland Pony.

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Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects

The next issue in the Beneficial Insects series, this stamp features the tiny yet voracious monarch caterpillar, which plays an important role in reducing the spread of milkweed.

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Preserving the Poles

Part of an international stamp campaign to raise awareness of global warming, these stamps feature the polar bear and arctic tern, two species in danger of extinction due to Polar ice cap melting

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International Year of Astronomy

These two commemorative stamps celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with amazing images of the Horsehead and Eagle Nebulas alongside Canadian observatories.

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Art Canada: Jack Bush

Part of the ongoing Art Canada series, these stamps are a fitting tribute to one of the greatest masters of expressive colour since Matisse: John Hamilton “Jack” Bush.

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Rhododendrons

This duo of stamps showcases the splendour of two rhododendrons: the R. yakushimanum ‘Mist Maiden’ and the Minas Maid’.

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First Flight in Canada

This single domestic rate stamp features an image of the Silver Dart, the aircraft that made the first controlled powered flight in Canada and the British Empire on February 23, 1909.

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Abraham Doras Shadd & Rosemary Brown

To mark Black History Month, Canada Post honoured two pioneering African-Canadians—Abraham Doras Shadd and Rosemary Brown—with two $0.54 stamps.

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Celebration

This festive new PERMANENT™ stamp in the Celebration series features confetti, ribbon and fireworks exploding from an open envelope in a shower of colour.

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Queen Elizabeth

The close-up portrait of the Queen used on this stamp was taken on May 19, 2005, during Her Majesty’s most recent visit to Canada.

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Sports of the 2010 Winter Games

This vibrant and dynamic set of five PERMANENT™ stamps celebrates Canada’s proud role as host of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Mascots and Emblems

These stamps showcase the official Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games emblems as well as the three mascots: Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.

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Year of the Ox

The first issue in a new 12-year Lunar New Year series, these stamps have designs that are rooted in Chinese tradition to mark 2009 as the Year of the Ox.

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Christmas: The Nativity

Beautifully capturing the Nativity in all its mystery and wonder, this stamp features a Madonna and Child that were engraved from lime wood by Italian-Canadian sculptor Antonio Caruso.

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Christmas: Winter Fun

Skiing, tobogganing and playing in the snow are favourite pastimes for Canadians of all ages. These stamps celebrate these popular winter activities and playfully capture the spirit of the holiday season.

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XII Summit of la Francophonie

Issued to mark the XII Summit of la Francophonie, this stamp features a beautiful image of Québec City and the names of the countries participating in the summit.

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Mental Health

This PERMANENTTM semi-postal stamp includes a 10¢ surcharge, which will go to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health to be used for mental-health research and patient support.

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Christmas Seal Commemorative Envelope

In 1908, Toronto and Hamilton became the first Canadian cities to launch Christmas Seal campaigns.

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Endangered Species

The third and final set of stamps in a series featuring at-risk wildlife native to this country, this quartet of stamps showcases the Taylor's checkerspot, roseate tern, burrowing owl and prothonotary warbler.

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Sam McLaughlin

Sam McLaughlin's legacy extends far beyond cars-his overwhelming philanthropy helped countless community and national organizations across our country.

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British Columbia's 150th Anniversary

This stamp, with its British-Columbia shaped gold panning-image, celebrates British Columbia's 150th anniversary and recognizes the pivotal role of the Fraser River gold rush in the province's creation.

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Lifesaving Society: 1908-2008

Celebrating the centennial of Canada's Lifesaving Society, this stamp has a fresh and lively look and feel that conveys some of the energy and responsiveness involved in life guarding.

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Games of the XXIX Olympiad

This stamp celebrates Canada's participation in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and recognizes the more than 340 athletes who proudly represented our country in Beijing.

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Canadians in Hollywood: The sequel

The second set of stamps in the Canadians in Hollywood series honours four more Canadians who found fame in Hollywood: Marie Dressler, Raymond Burr, Norma Shearer and Chief Dan George.

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St. John Ambulance Commemorative Envelope

St. John Ambulance Canada is part of one of the world's oldest humanitarian organizations, the Order of St. John, which is a worldwide, non-denominational, charitable association dedicated to the service of others.

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Anne of Green Gables

Canada Post issued this pair of domestic rate stamps to celebrate the centenary of first publication of Anne of Green Gables, which was authored by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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Canadian Nurses Association 1908-2008

Marking the centenary of the Canadian Nurses Association, this 52¢ stamp celebrates the contributions made by Canadian nursing practitioners to our past, present and future.

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Royal Canadian Mint 1908-2008

Issued to commemorate the centennial of the Royal Canadian Mint, this domestic rate stamp features an image of the first coin minted there.

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Art Canada: Yousuf Karsh

This set of three stamps celebrates photographer Yousuf Karsh and his work on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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Founding of Québec City

The 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec is remembered with the fifth and last stamp in the 400 years of French Settlement in North America series.

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Industries: Oil and Gas

Two of Canada's landmark industrial events, the first oil well and the discovery of natural gas, are commemorated by these two domestic rate stamps.

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Public Service Commission of Canada Commemorative Envelope

Issued to celebrate the Public Service Commission of Canada, which is responsible for cultivating a highly skilled public service, this stylish commemorative envelope features a contemporary picture of Parliament Hill, while the preprinted image of the Picture Postage stamp depicts a historic photograph. The images are reminders of the Commission's influential history and continuing relevance today.

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Guide Dogs

This 52¢ stamp, which is the first in Canada to use Braille, pays tribute to the Montreal Association of the Blind's 100th anniversary and the contributions of guide dogs everywhere.

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Montreal Association for the Blind Commemorative Envelope

Services for the blind have changed dramatically since the Montreal Association for the Blind was founded by Philip E. Layton in 1908. Issued to celebrate the Association's 100th birthday, this commemorative envelope features a Braille inscription that reads: Montreal Association for the Blind - Celebrating 100 Years.

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2008 IIHF World Championship

Hockey comes to life on this dramatic domestic rate stamp celebrating the Men's World Hockey Championship and the 100th anniversary of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

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University of Alberta: 1908 - 2008

The University of Alberta, which is considered one of Canada's foremost research institutions, celebrates its 100th birthday with this impressive stamp.

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University of British Columbia: 1908 - 2008

This domestic rate stamp commemorates the centenary of the University of British Columbia, an institution of advanced learning that has an excellent international reputation.

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Peonies

Two Canadian hybrid peonies, the Elgin and the Coral 'n Gold, are featured in all their glory on this duo of stamps dedicated to Canada's most popular of flowers.

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Celebration

A universal symbol for celebration, fireworks are the inspiration for the exciting 2008 PERMANENTTM domestic rate Celebration stamp.

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Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat

Canada Post celebrates the Lunar New Year with two stamps that honour 2008 as the Year of the Rat.

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Definitives: Flag (Lighthouses)

Canada Post's definitive flag series continues with five PERMANENTTM domestic rate stamps, each depicting a lighthouse in a distinctly Canadian landscape.

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Definitives: Flowers (Orchids)

Four Canadian hybrid orchid species come to life on this quartet of definitives, which includes a PERMANENTTM domestic rate stamp, a U.S. rate stamp, an oversized rate stamp and an international rate stamp.

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Definitives: Queen Elizabeth

This latest royal definitive uses a photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that was taken during the 2005 Royal Visit to Canada.

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Christmas: Hope, Joy and Peace

These U.S. rate (Joy), international rate (Peace) and PERMANENTTM domestic rate (Hope) stamps celebrate the perennial themes of Christmas with beautiful traditional imagery.

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Christmas: Reindeer

Celebrate the 2007 Holiday season with this new PERMANENTTM domestic rate stamp featuring a stylized reindeer in mid leap.

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Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects

This set of low-value definitives features five of Canada's beneficial insects: cecropia moth, Canada darner, Northern bumblebee, the golden-eyed lacewing and convergent lady beetle, which is better known as the ladybug.

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Endangered Species

Issued to mark Stamp Collecting Month 2007, this quartet of domestic rate stamps is the second in a series of three sets of stamps featuring at-risk wildlife native to Canada.

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Law Society of Alberta

This elegant stamp, which was issued to commemorate the centennial of the Law Society of Alberta, celebrates the Society's rich and diverse history.

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Law Society of Saskatchewan

Issued to mark the 100th birthday of the Law Society of Saskatchewan, this stamp features an historic photograph of the Society's nine founding members.

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Chief Membertou

The fourth in the five-stamp French Settlement series, this stamp features Chief Henri Membertou who played a pivotal role in ensuring the survival of French settlement in Eastern Canada.

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100 Years of Scouting

Issued as a tribute to 100 years of Scouting, this stamp reflects the organization's illustrious past and bright future, and features an archival image of the Scout "grand howl."

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is beautifully captured on this ethereal stamp issued to celebrate the park's centenary. An accompanying selvage depicts some of Jasper's flora and fauna.

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Terra Nova National Park

Issued to celebrate Terra Nova's 50th birthday, this stamp's design features a compelling image of the park's still ocean waters and dramatic silhouettes.

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Canadian Recording Artists

Issued to celebrate the talents of four great Canadian recording artists who've captured the spotlight at home and abroad, these stamps are a treasured must-have for collectors and fans alike.

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FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007

This exciting and dynamic stamp commemorates soccer and the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will be hosted by Canada in 2007 for the first time in its history.

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Captain Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver bestowed almost 400 place names that are still used today, leaving a legacy that is as impossible to ignore as this stunning stamp commemorating his 250th birthday.

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Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Architectural excellence is evident on this stylish quartet of stamps featuring four of Canada's architectural gems and the world-renowned architects who designed them.

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Ottawa: 1857-2007

Ottawa past and present is beautifully captured on this elegant stamp issued to celebrate the city's 150th anniversary as Canada's capital.

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University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan's distinctive architecture and signature green and gold colours are central to this stamp celebrating the institute's 100th birthday.

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Art Canada: Mary Pratt

Part of the continuing Art Canada series, these two stamps feature the work of one of Canada's most respected realist painters: Mary Pratt.

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HEC Montréal

This commemorative stamp celebrates the 100-year history and innovative achievements of Canada's first business school: HEC Montréal.

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Lilacs

Issued to welcome the spring of 2007, these gorgeous stamps feature images of two typically Canadian lilacs that look so rich and lush you can almost smell them.

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International Polar Year

This stunning pair of stamps features an ink bleed, which is a first for Canada Post, and marks the reappearance of the maple leaf perforation.

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Purdy's Chocolates Commemorative Envelope

Issued to celebrate a century of fine chocolate making, this tasteful commemorative envelope features a box of Purdy's famous chocolate assortments.

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Celebration

Confetti and ribbon decorate this colourful and cheerful stamp that captures the real joy of any festive occasion.

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Year of the Pig

Canada Post's Lunar New Year series continues with these two stamps issued to celebrate 2007 as the Year of the Pig.

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Definitives: Flowers

Three wildflowers that bloom in woodlands and wetlands across Canada are featured on these stamps for U.S., international and domestic oversized mailings.

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Canadian Wildflower Definitive

The popular series of wildflower definitive stamps continues in 2007 with a new domestic rate stamp featuring the striking spotted coralroot.

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Non-denominated Definitives: Flag

The latest Flag series captures Canada's great beauty in scenes that range cross-country from Chemainus, British Columbia to Bras d'Or Lake, Nova Scotia.

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Queen Elizabeth II Definitive

A close-focus portrait of Her Majesty during her visit to Saskatchewan in 2005 captures the beauty and elegance of the world's most recognized monarch.

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Christmas Cards

Three beautiful stamps, which capture the festiveness, beauty and nostalgia of the season, provide a fitting tribute to the art and tradition of Christmas cards.

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Christmas Madonna and Child

Traditional meets modern in this seasonal stamp featuring the painting mastery of Quebec-born artist Antoine-Sébastien Falardeau-one of art's most famous copyists.

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Opera

Five commemorative stamps celebrate six operatic greats who have contributed much to Canada's cultural tapestry and have played pivotal roles on the world stage.

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Endangered Species

To mark Stamp Collecting Month 2006 and raise awareness about endangered species, Canada Post will issue the first in a series of three sets of stamps that depict at risk wildlife native to Canada.

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Macdonald College: 1906-2006

The centenary of a world-class teaching and research institution is celebrated with this commemorative stamp.

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Wine and Cheese

Two pairs of elegant and tasteful stamps pay tribute to two of Canada's internationally acclaimed palate-pleasers -- wine and cheese.

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Society of Graphic Designers of Canada: 1956-2006

A unique and distinctly Canadian 50th anniversary stamp honours the talent, creativity and achievements of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Duck Decoys

Carvers and collectors alike will flock to this beautiful four-stamp set that depicts four different regional duck species against striking original painting backdrops.

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Mountaineering: 1906-2006

Thrilling, adventurous, daring and extreme. Canada Post recognizes the 100-year anniversary of the Alpine Club of Canada and the exciting sport of mountaineering with this commemorative stamp.

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2006 World Lacrosse Championships

A winning stamp celebrates Canada's official summer sport and an historic event - the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships held in London, Ontario.

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Atlas of Canada: 1906-2006

One hundred years after James White produced the first edition of the Atlas of Canada, a unique stamp marks this intriguing piece of Canadian heritage.

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds: 1971-2006

Sky-high precision aerobatics are the subject of two domestic rate stamps issued to mark a Canadian icon - the Snowbird Demonstration Team (431 Squadron).

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Vancouver Aquarium: 1956-2006

A child spellbound by the awesome antics of a Beluga whale graces this release recognizing Vancouver Aquarium's 50th anniversary.

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Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Envelope

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing." Author of these words of wisdom, Benjamin Franklin, did both, writing much and doing even more.

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Champlain Surveys the East Coast

Samuel de Champlain's exploration of the North American east coast is the third subject in a four-part series honouring 400 years of French settlement on this continent.

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Canadians in Hollywood

Four memorable Canadians who became legendary screen stars are venerated in a set of distinctive stamps paying tribute to their achievements.

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Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1856-2006

This U.S. rate stamp symbolizes the Canadian Museum of Civilization's rich history and evolution over 150 years.

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McClelland & Stewart: 1906-2006

Canadian publishing house McClelland & Stewart's century of literary leadership is celebrated with dramatic style.

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Queen Elizabeth: 1926-2006

Released to coincide with Her Majesty's 80th birthday, this international rate stamp is a royal tribute truly fit for the Queen.

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Canadian Labour Congress: 1956-2006

The accomplishments of the Canadian Labour Congress are symbolically represented in a stamp commemorating the benefits workers have received over the past 50 years.

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Art Canada: Dorothy Knowles

Dorothy Knowles' paintings "The Field of Rapeseed" and "North Saskatchewan River" are featured on two stunning stamps as part of the ongoing Art Canada series.

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Birthday

Colourful bouncing balloons - symbols of celebration - will be travelling through the mail thanks to this festive domestic rate stamp.

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Gardens

Four main garden styles: flower, shade, water and rock are featured in this domestic stamp release marking the centenary of the Ontario Horticultural Association.

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XX Olympic Winter Games

Sleek line drawings capture the movement and speed of two high performance sports showcased at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

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Queen Elizabeth: 1926-2006

This new commemorative domestic rate (51¢) Queen stamp is larger than typical domestic rate definitive formats. The candid image was caught during her 2002 visit to Canada.

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Year of the Dog

Here's the 10th release in a popular long-running Lunar New Year series. Metallic foils and extensive embossing make this stunning issue appear to glisten like glass or water.

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$2 High Value Definitives - Sable Island Horse and Peregrine Falcon

Two majestic creatures indigenous to Canada carry on a philatelic practice showcasing Canadian wildlife that dates back to the 3-pence beaver in 1851.

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New-rate definitives: Flag

The Canadian flag flies prominently over scenic locations in the Yukon, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Alberta and New Brunswick in this new series of flag stamps.

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New-rate definitives: Flowers

Bright and bold definitives featuring flowers in bloom return for the 2006 postal rate change with even more lush spring blossoms.

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Christmas - Crèches

Exquisitely crafted crèches from the collection at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal adorn a special release of stamps marking the 2005 Christmas season.

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Christmas - Snowman

The snowman, a traditional part of Canada's winter world, appears on a domestic rate stamp as a sign of all the magic of the holiday season.

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$1 High Value Definitives -
White-Tailed deer and Atlantic walrus

The white-tailed deer and Atlantic walrus are the newest additions to the Canadian Wildlife High-Value Definitives stamp series.

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Canada/China Joint Issue: Big Cats

Two great felines, the cougar from North America and the Amur leopard from Asia make perfect companions in a stamp release jointly issued by Canada and China.

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Youth Sports

Colourful and distinctive images work together to create a dynamic effectthat reflects the vigour of four high-energy, youth-oriented activities.

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Polio Vaccination 1955-2005

This domestic rate stamp pays tribute to Canada's program of universal polio vaccination and the eradication of one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century.

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Acadian Deportation 1755-2005

This commemorative release marks the 250th anniversary of the deportation of thousands of settlers from their native Acadia to the British colonies of North America.

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Oscar Peterson

The life and achievements of Canadian composer and musician Oscar Peterson are venerated on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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Saskatchewan 1905-2005

The image of a young woman with outstretched arms captures the warm and friendly spirit that makes Saskatchewan the great province it is today.

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Alberta 1905-2005

A triptych of striking landscape photographs features prominently on this stamp honouring Alberta's centennial.

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Port-Royal

The 400th anniversary of the founding of Port-Royal is recognized in this distinctive domestic rate stamp, the second in a series dedicated to French settlement in Canada.

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XI FINA World Championship

Graceful figures glide across each of two domestic rate stamps celebrating the 2005 FINA World Aquatic Championships in Montreal.

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Ellen Fairclough

The life and accomplishments of Canada's first federal woman cabinet minister, Ellen Fairclough, are celebrated in this significant commemorative stamp.

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Search and Rescue

Four powerfully evocative images pay tribute to a service that has saved so many people from accidents and natural disasters on land, at sea, underground and in the air.

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Art Canada: Homer Watson (1855-1936)

Stunning landscape images in miniature commemorate both Canadian artist Homer Watson and the 125th anniversary of the National Art Gallery of Canada.

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Canadian War Museum

This domestic rate (50¢) stamp honours the Canadian War Museum's new home, built as a memorial to the men and women who served in Canada's armed forces.

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Battle of the Atlantic

Vivid period photographs show the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest battle at sea during the Second World War.

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Biosphere Reserves

For Earth Day 2005 Canada/Ireland are proud to offer a joint issue spotlighting biosphere reserves. These two beautiful stamps, featuring Killarney National Park in Ireland and Waterton Lakes National Park in southwest Alberta, are a reminder of the fragility of Earth's resources. Available in a full pane of 16 domestic rate (50¢) stamps.

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MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE 1905-2005

A full pane of 16 domestic rate (50¢) stamps pays homage to the evolution of Maclean's Magazine over the last one hundred years.

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Bridges

Long and narrow, like the bridges they depict, four new domestic rate (50¢) stamps from Canada Post add up to a celebration of geometry and perspective. But there's a lot more happening here than static angles and architecture. These are real action photos, says Stephen Boake, creative director of Toronto's Designwerke.

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Audubon Birds

Five shorebirds are immortalized in this third and final series from Canada Post commemorating wildlife artist and conservationist John James Audubon.

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TD Bank Financial Group 1855-2005

A prestige pack of 10 self-adhesive domestic rate (50¢) stamps marking the TD Bank Financial Group's milestone 150th anniversary.

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Daffodils

The yellow and white daffodils appearing on this cheery spring release are well-loved symbols of hope and renewal. This pair of self-adhesive domestic rate (50¢) stamps comes in a booklet of 10 with the added feature of 10 floral envelope seals.

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Expo 2005: The Wisdom of Diversity

An invitation to experience Expo and consider its ideas about our place in nature is symbolically expressed in this special, commemorative release marking the 2005 international exhibition hosted by Aichi, Japan. Available in a pane of 16 domestic rate (50¢) stamps.

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Nova Scotia Agricultural College

The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College is commemorated in Canada Post's ongoing series celebrating Canada's educational institutions.

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Fishing Flies

The exquisite talents of expert tiers combine with masterly paintings of landscape scenes to net a fine catch of stamps celebrating the art and craft of fly-fishing in Canada.

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NHL All-Stars Hockey

The final set in the NHL All-Stars series features on-ice images of hockey legends Henri Richard, Grant Fuhr, Allan Stanley, Pierre Pilote, Bryan Trottier, and John Bucyk.

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Year of the Rooster

For the 2005 Lunar New Year Canada Post has created a pair of proud birds that evoke the value and aesthetics of Chinese brushwork - an art form at the very heart of the culture.

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New Rate Definitives - Flowers

Sculpted elegant blooms in vivid shades grace a beautiful new set of floral 2005 definitive stamps.

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New Rate Definitives - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A portrait domestic rate (50¢) stamp of Queen Elizabeth II taken by Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams appears in shades of slate blue to contrast last year's rose-brown edition.

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New Rate Definitives - Flag

A set of five se-tenent definitive flag stamps spotlight different land and cityscapes from various regions of Canada.

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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society 75th Anniversary Commemorative Envelope

Well-known for its popular magazine, Canadian Geographic, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) has been teaching Canadians and the world about Canada for 75 years.

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Christmas: Santa Claus Parade

The longest-running Santa Claus parade in the world and the jolly old gent himself are the focus of Canada Post's 2004 Christmas release.

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Art Canada: Jean Paul Lemieux

Works from Jean Paul Lemieux, one of Canada's most beloved artists, appear in striking miniature as part of Canada Post's Art Canada series.

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Victoria Cross

The heroic actions of Canada's first Victoria Cross recipient 150 years ago was the impetus behind a release recognizing the Commonwealth's highest military decoration.

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Picture Postage

The simplicity of two neutral frame designs encasing a maple leaf image bring a new look and feel to the relaunch of Picture Postage stamps, a novel way to mark special occasions.

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Nobel Prize Winners

This special commemorative release showcases the groundbreaking work of Canadian scientists and Nobel Prize winners Gerhard Herzberg and Michael Smith.

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Pets

Four fetching stamps celebrate Stamp Collecting Month and the importance of family pets in the lives of Canadians.

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Montreal Heart Institute, 1954-2004

The stylized graphics in this perfectly square stamp capture 50 years of scientific work at the heart of cardiac care.

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Open Championship of Canada 1904-2004

Actual golf ball size, complete with dimpled edges, these two commemorative stamps issued for the centennial of the Canadian Open drive home the heritage of the game.

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2004 Olympic Summer Games

In honour of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, two domestic rate stamps creatively evoke the athletic prowess of past champions and future hopefuls.

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Tourist Attractions: Canadian National Exhibition

A lively new domestic rate stamp, the fifth and final in the Tourist Attractions 2004 series, offers a view of Toronto's CNE from the Princes' Gate.

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French settlement in Acadia - St. Croix Island, 1604-2004

This historically significant joint stamp issue between Canada and France commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first French settlement in Acadia at St Croix Island.

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Canadian Forces Medical Services
Commemorative Envelope

Dynamic images prominently featured on this commemorative envelope salute a century of heroic humanitarianism and compassionate care.

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Mahone Bay 1754-2004 - Commemorative Envelope

The serene waterfront image depicted on this commemorative envelope, issued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.

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Tourist Attractions: Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean

The Traversée internationale du Lac St-Jean stamp celebrates one of the world's most challenging swim marathons - a race first completed in 1955.

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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Commemorative Envelope

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), Canada Post will issue a commemorative envelope on June 14.

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D-Day

Lest we forget - Courage and sacrifice are venerated in a stirring scene depicting Canadian troops landing on the Juno Beach shores of the Normandy coastline.

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Tourist Attractions: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Jazz up your letters! This stamp issue in the Canada Post Tourist Attraction series hits a high note with a photographic panorama of enthused fans crowding the Festival's main stage.

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Sir Samuel Cunard and Sir Hugh Allan: Pioneers of Transatlantic Mail Service

Two 19th century pioneers of transatlantic mail service are memorialized in an exclusive tribute to postal history. This unique release also marks an historical precedent as the first self-adhesive pane of stamps produced by Canada Post.

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John James Audubon's Birds

Audubon's exquisitely detailed images of birds native to Canada and the United States are faithfully reproduced in miniature size in this second issue of a three-year series.

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University of Prince Edward Island

Over two centuries of academic excellence are celebrated in a commemorative stamp recognizing one of Canada's oldest institutions of higher learning.

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The Montreal Children's Hospital 1904 - 2004

One hundred years of compassionate care and multiculturalism are imaginatively characterized in a stamp issue marking the founding of the Montreal Children's Hospital.

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Sherbrooke University

Sherbrooke University's innovative style, passion for ideas, and bold teaching methods are reflected in a distinguished stamp issue that is part of a continuing series honouring Canadian universities.

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The Société Philatélique de Québec
Commemorative Envelope

On April 24, 2004, Canada Post will issue a commemorative envelope to honour the 75th anniversary of the Société Philatélique de Québec.

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Home Hardware

Home Hardware's national scope and pride as a Canadian company and community-building retailer are captured in this distinctive stamp release commemorating its 40th anniversary.

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Tourist Attractions: St. Joseph's Oratory

The second of five stamps in the 2004 Tourist Attraction series showcases the majestic serenity of St Joseph's Oratory, a well-loved landmark in the City of Montreal.

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Henry Birks & Sons - Commemorative Envelope

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Henry Birks & Sons retail stores, Canada Post will issue this commemorative envelope featuring a stylized collage of an early portrait of Birks, the store's familiar logo and an image of the first store, accented with the characteristic Birks' aqua blue tint.

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Urban Transit/Light Rail

All aboard! Trains, station names and logos of rapid transit systems in four Canadian cities are portrayed in detail in a stamp issue recognizing the 50th anniversary of Canada's first subway.

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Army Cadets, 1879-2004

The exuberance and high aspirations of youth are symbolized in the dramatic colours of a commemorative release marking the 125th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.

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Otto Sverdrup, 1854-1930

Canada, Norway and Greenland worked together to produce this unique joint issue honouring an explorer whose travels defined much of our northern geography.

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Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn

Canada's 24th Governor General was a man of the people - a quality conveyed beautifully in a special release commemorating what would have been his 70th birthday.

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Tourist Attractions: Quebec Winter Carnival

Bonhomme, the celebrity snowman and ambassador of the Quebec Winter Carnival, takes centre stage in a spirited stamp issue celebrating the Carnival's bi-centennial year.

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NHL All-Stars

Six legendary players of the past - Johnny Bower, Larry Robinson, Marcel Dionne, Ted Lindsay, Milt Schmidt and Brad Park - are immortalized in Canada Post's fifth NHL All-Stars stamp series.

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Year of the monkey

Richly detailed illustrations bring an intensity and vividness to Canada Post's eighth Lunar New year stamp depicting adventures of the spirited Monkey King from the popular Chinese tale Journey to the West.

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New rate Definitives - The Flag

Canada's red maple leaf flag flies prominently against a view of the Edmonton skyline in a new flag stamp issued in honour of the City's 100th anniversary.

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New rate Definitives - The Maple Leaf

A bright multi-coloured design suggesting power and strength graces Canada Post's new maple leaf definitive stamp.

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New rate Definitives - The Moose

The moose, a powerful symbol of strength and independence, is a potent national icon adorning Canada Post's $5.00 definitive rate stamp.

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New rate Definitives - Queen Elizabeth

Canada Post's domestic rate (49¢) definitive stamp portraying Queen Elizabeth II, is based on a photograph taken during her Golden Jubilee year by Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams.

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Christmas Presents

A timeless tradition! Canada Post's special 2003 Christmas stamp issue features stylish photography, irregular shapes and vivid colours.

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Jean-Paul Riopelle

In Canada Post's ongoing Masterpieces of Canada series, part of Riopelle's exquisite work, 'L'Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg' is recreated with stunning beauty using a combination of sophisticated processes.

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National Emblems

The distinctive beauty of Canada and Thailand's national emblems inspired a special joint issue introduced at the 2003 world philatelic exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Canadian Astronauts

This stellar eight-stamp issue honours the achievements of Canadians in space.

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Road World Championships

The city of Hamilton, Ontario, is gearing up to host the 2003 Road World Championships, a cycling competition that will see 800 athletes from more than 50 countries compete in events that will draw 250,000 spectators and a worldwide television audience of 500 million.

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50th anniversary of the National Library of Canada / Canadian authors

The National Library of Canada is dedicated to being a world-class national resource that enables Canadians to learn more about their country through the published heritage of Canadian scholars, authors and musicians.

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Université de Montréal

Established in 1878, the Université de Montréal is the second-largest centre for higher education and research in Canada, the largest in Quebec, and one of the largest in North America.

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50th anniversary of the signing of the Korea Armistice agreement

On June 25, 1950, war broke out when North Korea invaded South Korea.

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Lutheran World Federation tenth assembly

Founded in 1947, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition.

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The Granby Zoo (1953-2003) - Commemorative envelope

Founded by Pierre-Horace Boivin, Quebec's Granby Zoo is the oldest in the province. It has long enjoyed the respect of the national and international zoological community for its innovative programs and achievements in the fields of research and conservation.

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