1998 Canada Stamp Program

December 31, 1999 11:23 AM

  • Canada Post issued this Maple Leaf stamp in 1998.

Jan. 8, Year of the Tiger. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp (Scott 1708) and a two-stamp souvenir sheet (1708a); (Linn's, Dec. 29, 1997, page 1) plus uncut press sheets of 12 souvenir sheets (Feb. 9, page 14).

Feb. 2, Flag (revised size). Single 45¢ definitive stamp (Scott 1360p) issued in booklet panes of 10 (Scott 1360q) and 15 (1360r); (Linn's, Jan. 26, page 2).

Feb. 18, Provincial Premiers. Sheet of 10 45¢ commemorative stamps (Scott 1709): John P. Roberts, Ontario (1709a), Jean Lesage, Quebec (b), John B. McNair, New Brunswick (c), Tommy Douglas, Saskatchewan (d), Joseph Smallwood, Newfoundland (e), Angus L. Macdonald, Nova Scotia (f), W.A.C. Bennett, British Columbia (g), Ernest Manning, Alberta (h), John Bracken, Manitoba (i), and Walter Jones, Prince Edward Island (j); (Linn's, Feb. 16, page 27).

March 13, Birds. Four 45¢ commemorative stamps: hairy woodpecker (Scott 1710), great crested flycatcher (1711), Eastern screech-owl (1712), and gray-crowned rosy finch (1713), and two 45¢ stamped envelopes for rosy finch and Eastern screech owl; (Linn's, March 23, page 14).

April 14, Maple Leaf. Single 45¢ experimental definitive stamp for automatic-teller machines (Scott 1714) and booklet pane (1714a); (Linn's, March 23, page 3).

April 16, Fly Fishing. Six 45¢ commemorative stamps depicting six fishing flies: coquihalla orange (Scott 1715), steelhead bee (1716), dark Montreal (1717), lady amherst (1718), coho blue (1719) and cosseboom special (1720); (Linn's, March 30, page 1).

May 4, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp (Scott 1721) for the 100th anniversary of the institute; (Linn's, April 27, page 1).

May 29, Imperial Penny Postage. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp for the centennial (Scott 1722); (Linn's, April 27, page 1).

June 5, Japanese Sumo Wrestling. Two 45¢ commemorative stamps noting the opening in Vancouver of Sumo Canada Basho: two wrestlers (Scott 1723), one wrestler (Scott 1724), pair (1724a), souvenir sheet (1724b); (Linn's, June 1, page 18).

June 17, Canals. Booklet of 10 45¢ commemorative stamps depicting man-made waterways: St. Peters (Scott 1725), St. Ours (1726), Port Carling (1727), Rideau (1728 and 1732), Trent-Severn (1729 and 1733), Chambly (1730), Lachine (1731), Sault-Ste.-Marie (1734), booklet (1734a); (Linn's, June 8, page 16).

June 25, Health Professionals. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp (Scott 1735); (Linn's, June 22, page 11; July 13, page 10).

July 3, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Two 45¢ commemorative stamps and four souvenir sheets marking the 125th anniversary of the RCMP, male mountie (Scott 1736), female mountie (1737), pair (1737a), souvenir sheet (1737b); souvenir sheet, French signature (1737c); souvenir sheet, Portugal 98 overprint (1737d); souvenir sheet, Italia 98 overprint (1737e); (Linn's, June 29, page 1; Aug. 3, page 51).

July 24, William Roue. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp honoring the designer of racing schooner Bluenose (Scott 158), single stamp (Scott 1738); (Linn's, July 20, page 1; Aug. 24, page 19).

July 28, Scenic Highways. Four se-tenant 45¢ commemorative stamps: Yukon (Scott 1739), Alberta (1740), New Brunswick (1741), and Prince Edward Island (1742), se-tenant block of four (1742a); (Linn's, July 27, page 1).

Aug. 7, Les Automatists. Booklet of seven 45¢ commemorative stamps for the 50th anniversary of Le Refus Global, Riopelle (Scott 1743), Leduc (1744), Mousseau (1745), Gauvreau (1746), Borduas (1747), Ferron (1748), Barbeau (1749), booklet pane (1749a); (Linn's, Aug. 3, page 16).

Aug. 19, Legendary Canadian Heroes. Four 45¢ commemorative stamps: hunter-fisherman Napoleon-Alexander Comeau (Scott 1750); mountain climber Phyllis Munday (1751); canoeist and filmmaker Bill Mason (1752); Harry "Red" Foster, founder of the Canadian Special Olympics (1753); se-tenant block of four (1753a); (Linn's, Aug. 10, page 1).

Sept. 8, Masterpieces of Canadian Art. Single 90¢ stamp featuring art by Bruno Bobak (Scott 1754); (Linn's, Sept. 7, page 18).

Sept. 25, Housing in Canada. Nine 45¢ commemorative stamps (Scott 1755): native housing (1755a), settler sod house (b), stone farmhouse (c), Queen Anne brick house (d), row house (e), prefabricated house (f), victory house (g), planned community house (h), and healthy house (i); (Linn's, Sept. 14, page 32).

Sept. 25, University of Ottawa. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp for university's 150th anniversary (Scott 1756); (Linn's, Sept. 7, page 18).

Sept. 30, Stylized maple-leaf coil. Single 45¢ definitive coil stamp with gold foil (Scott 1714B), boxed rolls of 100; (Linn's, Nov. 23, page 2).

Oct. 1, Circus. Four 45¢ commemorative stamps: elephant and bear (Scott 1757), woman on horse (1758), animal trainer (1759) and acrobats (1760). The issue celebrates Stamp Collecting Month, booklet of 12 (1760a) or four-stamp souvenir sheet (1760b); (Linn's, Sept. 28, page 1).

Oct. 7, Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Single 45¢ commemorative stamp honoring John Humphrey, the Canadian lawyer responsible for drafting the declaration (Scott 1761); (Linn's, Oct. 12, page 1).

Oct. 27, Loon. Single $1 definitive stamp, Canadian Wildlife series (Scott 1697); (Linn's, Oct. 5, page 1).

Oct. 27, Polar Bear. Single $2 definitive stamp, Canadian Wildlife series (Scott 1698); (Linn's, Oct. 5, page 1).

Nov. 4, Remembrance Day. Two commemorative 45¢ stamps for the 75th anniversary of Canada's Naval Reserve: HMCS Sackville (Scott 1762) and HMCS Shawinigan (Scott 1763); (Linn's, Nov. 2, page 1).

Nov. 6, Christmas Angels. Three stamps picturing sculptured wooden classical statues of angels: 45¢, Angel of Last Judgement (Scott 1764); 52¢, Adoring Angel (1765); 90¢, Adoring Angel, Kneeling(1766); (Linn's, Nov. 2, page 16).

Dec. 28, Queen Elizabeth II. Single 46¢ definitive stamp, pane of 120; (Linn's, Dec. 28, page 1).

Dec. 28, Flag and Iceberg. Single 46¢ definitive stamp; pane of 120, booklet of 10, self-adhesive booklet of 30; (Linn's, Dec. 28, page 1).

Dec. 28, Flag. Single 46¢ definitive stamp, coil roll of 100; (Linn's, Dec. 28, page 1).

Dec. 28, Stylized Maple Leaf. Four definitive stamps: 46¢ red maple leaf, pane of 50, ATM pane of 18; 55¢ blue background, pane of 50, booklet of five; 73¢ violet background, pane of 50, booklet of five; 95¢ orange background, pane of 50, booklet of five; (Linn's, Dec. 28, page 1).

Dec. 28, Birds. Two 46¢ stamped envelopes, hairy woodpecker and great crested flycatcher, singles and packs of 10; (Linn's, Dec. 28, page 1).

*Asterisks precede entries with new or changed information. New/changed information is in bold italics.

HOW TO ORDER STAMPS OR COVERS

Mail orders for mint stamps, uncut press sheets, postal stationery and first-day covers (FDCs) should be sent to Canada Post, National Philatelic Centre, 75 St. Ninian St., Antigonish, Nova Scotia NS B2G 2R8, Canada; or telephone 800-565-4362.