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2015 Canada Post New Issues Calendar

These are the 2015 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: 2014 Canada Post New Issues, 2013 Canada Post New Issues.

Canada Post NHL Issue Honors Great Goalies
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— October 1, 2015 | Great Canadian Goalies

Less than a week before the 2015-16 National Hockey League season opened, Canada Post on October 1, 2015 issued six stamps honoring some of the finest goalies to play in the NHL between 1952 and 2015.

The 2015 NHL Great Canadian Goalies set highlights Lorne "Gump" Worsley (Montreal Canadiens), Johnny Bower (Toronto Maple Leafs), Tony Esposito (Chicago Blackhawks), Bernie Parent (Philadelphia Flyers), Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) and Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils). All six won the two most coveted of prizes, the Stanley Cup Championship and . . .

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Canada Post's FIFA Women's Word Cup Stamp 2015

Canada Honors Women’s World Cup
— May 6, 2015 | Women's World Cup

On May 6, Canada Post previewed the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, which was held from June 5 to July 6 in Canada and culminated with a United States victory over Japan. Canada welcomed the top 24 nations in a total
of 52 matches in six host cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.

The stamp features Chrisine Sinclair, Canada’s most accomplished women’s footballer, who has scored more than 150 goals in international play, and Kadeisha Buchanan, a rising star on the . . .

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Canada Post's Love Your Pet Stamp 2015

Canada Promotes Pet Care
— May 2, 2015 | Love Your Pets

On May 2 Canada Post issued a set of five stamps on the theme, “Love Your Pets.” The stamps were issued in booklets of 10 (2 of each design) and in a souvenir sheet with one of each stamp. The five stamp images are set against a blue sky background.

Canada Post tells us that more than 50% of Canadian households are home to a companion with fur, feathers, scales or a tail. The new set not only celebrates the companionship, joy and loyalty between pets and pet owners, but also . . .

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Dinosaurs come to life on Canada Post stamps. Dinosaur Stamps 2015

Jurassic World, Canada Style
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— April 19, 2015 | Dinosaurs come to life on Canada Post Stamps

On April 9, long before the June 12 debut of the Jurassic World movie, Canada Post issued a set of five stamps and a souvenir sheet (shown) depicting prehistoric animals that once roamed Canada. Multilevel embossing and holographic foiling used in most of the designs add to the 3-D effect.

The background images are taken from Dinosaur Provincial Park, one of Canada’s richest sources of dinosaur fossils. Canada has proven a rich hunting ground for dinosaur remains, with discoveries made from the. . .

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Canadian Photograhy Series on Stamps 2015, Canada Post

Canada Post Continues Photography Series
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— April 8, 2015 | Photography Series

On April 8 Canada Post released the third set in a five-year series that showcases the best Canadian photographers and photography of the past 150 years, as chosen by leading curators and gallery owners. The seven-stamp 2015 issue included five Permanent domestic rate stamps, one U.S.-rate stamp and one international-rate stamp.

Of the domestic images, (1) Nina Raginsky’s Shoeshine Stand was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1974, when she was working as a . . .

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Canada Post Nelson Mandela stamp issue 2015

New Stamp for Mandela, Honorary Canadian
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— January 30, 2015 | Nelson Mandela

On January 30 Canada Post issued a stamp to commemorate the heroic life of Nelson Mandela, and celebrate the legacy of courage, determination and persistent hope he left behind. The stamp also recognizes the special relationship Canada shared with Mandela, who referred to this country as his home away from home.

During his 27 years in prison, Mandela became a symbol of the moral fight for freedom, equality and justice in South Africa and around the world. His message strongly resonated among Canadians, who were at the forefront of the global outcry over . . .

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Canada Post: Sir John A. Macdonald stamp issue 2015

Canada Honors Nation Builder Macdonald
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— January 11, 2015 | Sir John A. Macdonald

On January 11—the 200th anniversary of his birth—Canada Post issued a stamp to honor Sir John A. Macdonald, the country’s first prime minister. As described by Canada Post, "the stamp mixes a traditional photo with modern design to create a
fresh look at a subject who has appeared on stamps many times over the past 100 years."

A nation builder whose achievements shaped Canada, Macdonald expanded the country by including the provinces of Manitoba, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, as well as securing land that became today's . . .

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Diverse Canada Celebrates Lunar New Year
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first day cover of domestic rate.
— January 6, 2015 | Year of the Ram

Canada Post welcomed the New Year with three different commemorative releases in January. First up, on January 6, was the seventh release in its current Lunar New Year 12-year cycle. The two stamps commemorate the Year of the Ram—“a time marked by creativity, caring, sensitivity and transforming misfortune into good luck.”

The domestic rate stamp (left) showcases three rams welcoming spring, a popular New Year’s image at the start of the Year of the Ram, which begins on February 19, 2015 and ends February 7, 2016. An internationally denominated stamp (center) and a souvenir sheet . . .

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