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2017 Canada Post New Issues "Yet to be revealed"

Vimy Ridge, the Halifax Explosion and the 100th anniversaries of the NHL and the Toronto Maple Leafs are part of Canada Post's stamp program for 2017

Special Canada 150 stamp collection yet to be revealed


Posted on Dec. 28, 2016 by Canada Post

OTTAWA – Canada Post will welcome the country's sesquicentennial with a 2017 stamp program that introduces a wealth of new subjects and winds up some long-running series.

With Canadians gearing up for the 150 th anniversary of Confederation and a year of celebrating, Canada Post will place a special 150 th anniversary feature on each stamp in the 2017 collection.

“Every stamp helps tell Canada's story,” says Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post. “With this year's lineup, we're not only helping to tell our country's story, but we're also helping to commemorate the 150 th anniversary of Canada, which we all come together to celebrate.”

New stamp issues include:

  • Black History Month: The story of Mathieu Da Costa, believed to be the first person of African descent to reach Canada whose name survived in the historical record.
  • Canadian Opera: A look at two great Canadian operas, as well as some talented individuals who have put our country on the world stage in opera.
  • Daisies: A bouquet of two indigenous blooms; southern Ontario's lakeside daisy and showy fleabane, found in the high country of British Columbia and Alberta.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge, 100th Anniversary: We respectfully honour the thousands of Canadians who lost their lives or were injured while securing Vimy Ridge from enemy forces.
  • Multiculturalism – Eid, Diwali and Hanukkah celebrations: Stamps that depict our pride in being a land of diverse customs and celebrations.
  • National Hockey League 100th Anniversary: Looking back on a century of the game that connects us all.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs™ 100th Anniversary: A celebration of a proud history of the boys in blue.
  • Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary: We look at how Halifax weathered this terrible and deadly event, the greatest marine tragedy of its time.

Several stamp series or annual issues that will continue or conclude are:

  • Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada
  • Canadian Photography
  • Birds of Canada
  • Canada Post Community Foundation

For next year's Christmas greetings, mailers can choose a sacred image, with Adoration of the Shepherds by Tommaso de Stefano Luneti or whimsical images of woodland creatures.

Additional 2017 stamp issues in development will be announced closer to their release date.

Many of Canada's stamp topics are the result of suggestions from the Canadian public or organizations wishing to commemorate a significant person, milestone or event. Canada Post is welcoming suggestions for consideration for the 2019 program and beyond.

2017 Canada Post New Issues Calendar

These are the 2017 new issues as announced thus far by Canada Post. To preorder stamps before the issue date or to purchase them on or after the issue date, click here for the Canada Post website.

New Stamp Issues from previous years: 2016 Canada Post New Issues, 2015 Canada Post New Issues, 2014 Canada Post New Issues, 2013 Canada Post New Issues.

Canada Post 2017 - Mathieu Da Costa Stamp - Black History

Canada Salutes Mathieu Da Costa
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— 2017 | Mathieu Da Costa

Catching up with new issues from Canada Post, the annual Black History Month stamp for 2017 commemorates a historical figure who continues to fascinate and confound scholars.

Admittedly little is known about Mathieu Da Costa. From the few records that remain, historians conclude he was a free man who earned a living as an interpreter for Europeans who were trading with Indigenous people in the New World. Believed to be of African or even Euro-African descent, his connection to Canada came in the year 1608—the year Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Québec—when Da Costa signed a contract to . . .

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Canada Post - Lunar New Year Stamp - Year of the Rooster

Canada Adds to Lunar New Year Series
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— January 9, 2017 | Year of the Rooster

On January 9 Canada Post greeted the Year of the Rooster with a two-stamp issue, the ninth in its most recent series honoring the Lunar New Year. A Permanent domestic-rate stamp featuring a rooster image, with its chest proudly puffed out, is paired with an international-rate stamp offering a close-cropped profile view of the rooster’s stately face. Both images are created from lines of gold foil.

"Canada Post is proud to celebrate the vibrant and festive occasion that is the Lunar New Year, which is marked by Canadians of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and other East Asian heritage," said Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. “The annual unveiling of this stamp issue has become . . .

Continue reading "Canada Adds to Lunar New Year Series" [PDF Document]

Click to see Lunar New Year stamps from the: South Pacific, US Postal Service, and Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC).