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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
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:
Several stamp series or annual issues that will continue or conclude are:
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.
Canada Salutes 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 Adds to Lunar New Year Series
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 . . .
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