2008 Canada Stamp Program

December 31, 2009 11:22 AM

  • Peonies were portrayed on this stamp issued by Canada Post on March 3, 2008.

Jan. 12, Year of the Rat. A 52¢ stamp (Scott 2257) and $1.60 souvenir sheet (2258) for the lunisolar Year of the Rat, 12th in a series begun in 1997, Linn's Jan. 7, page 2.

Jan. 15, Celebration. Permanent domestic rate Fireworks stamp (Scott 2259), Linn's Jan. 21, page 1.

Feb. 1, Odontioda Island Red Orchid. Nondenominated permanent (52¢) stamp (Scott 2244a) in coil rolls of 3,000 and 5,000, Linn's Jan. 14, page 12.

March 3, Peonies. Two 52¢ stamps (Scott 2261-62) in booklets of 10, souvenir sheet of two 52¢ stamps (2260) and two nondenominated international rate postal cards, Linn's Feb. 11, page 1.

March 7, University of Alberta. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2263) in booklets of 10 for the 100th anniversary, Linn's Feb. 25, page 1.

March 7, University of British Columbia. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2264) in booklets of 10 for the 100th anniversary, Linn's Feb. 25, page 1.

April 3, IIHF World Hockey Championship. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2265) issued for the world hockey championship games held in Canada, Linn's, March 31, page 13.

April 21, Guide Dogs. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2266) for the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Association of the Blind, Linn's, April 14, page 1.

May 1, Flag and Pachena Point Lighthouse. Revised design of the nondenominated (52¢) permanent stamp in booklets of 10 and 30 with four other Flag and Lighthouse stamps, Linn's Feb. 4, page 2.

May 2, Trans-Canadian Pipeline and Canada's First Commercial Oil Well. A 52¢ stamp for the 50th anniversary (Scott 2267) and a 52¢ stamp for the 150th anniversary (2268), Linn's April 28, page 16.

May 16, Founding of Quebec. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2269) for the 400th anniversary, a joint issue with France, Linn's May 5, page 13. Joint souvenir sheet containing one Canadian 52¢ stamp and one French &curo;0.85 stamp, Linn's Sept. 1, page 20.

May 21, Art Canada: Yousuf Karsh. A 52¢ Karsh Self-portrait stamp (Scott 2270), a 96¢ Karsh Photo of Audrey Hepburn stamp (2272), a $1.60 Karsh Photo of Winston Churchill stamp (2273), a souvenir sheet of three (2271) and three nondenominated international rate postal cards, Linn's May 19, page 1.

June 1, Flag and Pachena Point Lighthouse. Revised design of the nondenominated (52¢) permanent stamp in booklets of 10 and 30 with four other Flag and Lighthouse stamps.

June 4, Royal Canadian Mint. Single 52¢ stamp for the 100th anniversary, Linn's May 26, page 1.

June 16, Canadian Nurses Association. Single 52¢ stamp for the 100th anniversary, Linn's June 16, page 20.

June 20, Anne of Green Gables. Two 52¢ stamps, a souvenir sheet of two and two nondenominated international rate postal cards for the 100th anniversary, a joint issue with Japan, Linn's June 23, page 13.

June 30, Canadians in Hollywood. Four 52¢ stamps, a souvenir sheet of four and four nondenominated international rate postal cards featuring Marie Dressler, Norma Shearer, Raymond Burr and Chief Dan George, Linn's June 30, page 1.

July 18, Beijing Olympics. Single 52¢ commemorative stamp, Linn's July 28, page 1.

July 25, Lifesaving Society. Single 52¢ stamp for the 100th anniversary of the society, Linn's July 28, page 10.

Aug. 1, British Columbia. For the 150th anniversary and the Fraser River Gold Rush, Linn's Aug. 18, page 12.

Sept. 8, Col. Robert Samuel McLaughlin.

Oct. 1, Endangered Species. Sovenir sheet of four (Scott 2285) and four 52¢ stamps (2286-89) featuring the prothonotary warbler, Taylor's checkerspot, roseate tern and burrowing owl, for stamp collecting month, Linn's Oct. 6, page 1.

October, Francophone Summit.

Oct. 6, Mental Health. A nondenominated (52¢)+10¢ semipostal permanent stamp (Scott B14) for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Linn's Oct. 6, page 13. A nondenominated international rate postal stationery envelope for the exclusive use of Canada Post Official mail, Linn's Oct. 27, page 2.

Oct. 15, XII la Francophonie Summit. Single 52¢ stamp (Scott 2290), Linn's Oct. 13, page 14.

Nov. 1, Christmas Snow Activities. Snow Angel, Skiing and Tobogganing stamps.

Nov. 1, Christmas. Religious-theme stamp.

Nov. 3, Christmas: The Nativity. Single nondenominated (52¢) permanent stamp (Scott 2292), Linn's Oct. 27, page 1.

Nov. 3, Christmas: Winter Fun. Nondenominated (52¢) Making a Snow Angel permanent stamp, 96¢ Skiing stamp, $1.60 Tobogganing stamp (Scott 2293-95) and souvenir sheet of three stamps (2291), Linn's Oct. 27, page 1.

December, Canadian Flag and Olympic Rings. Definitive stamps for the January 2009 rate change.

*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.