Canada Post has introduced two new coil sizes for its nondenominated (85¢) Beavers permanent stamp originally issued March 31. The domestic letter-rate stamps became available May 1 in coils of 300 and 500.
The Beavers permanent stamp initially was issued in coils of 100 and 5,000. The permanent stamp is always valid as postage for the first-class letter rate, regardless of future rate increases.
“The coils of 300 and 500 are merely to serve small and medium-size businesses,” Anick Losier, Canada Post director of media relations, told Linn’s.
Individual stamps from the coils are not believed to be any different from the stamps issued earlier.
A coil of 300 stamps is Canada Post item 101390 and sells for $255. The coil of 500 is item 101391 and sells for $425.
No first-day covers were produced for the new coil sizes.
Canada Post products are available at www.canadapost.ca/shop. Stamps and FDCs are offered by mail order from the National Philatelic Centre, Canada Post Corp., 75 St. Ninian St., Antigonish, NS B2G 2R8, Canada; or by telephone from the United States and Canada at 800-565-4362, and from other countries at 902-863-6550.
Canada’s stamps and stamp products are also available from many new-issue stamp dealers, and from Canada Post’s agent in the United States: Interpost, Box 420, Hewlett, NY 11557.
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