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2017 Canada Stamp Program

July 28, 2017 10:30 AM

  • Believed to have been the first man of African heritage to have arrived in Canada, translator and explorer Mathieu Da Costa is honored on this Canadian stamp issued Feb. 1, 2017. It is the 13th Black History Month stamp issued by Canada Post since 2009.

Jan. 9, Year of the Rooster. Single nondenominated permanent-rate (85¢) stamp in a pane of 25, one $2.50 stamp in booklets of six and souvenir sheet of one; souvenir sheet with $2.50 stamp and $2.50 Year of the Monkey stamp from 2016 (Scott 2885); and two nondenominated ($2.50) international rate postal cards. Linn’s Jan. 30, page 14.

Jan. 16, UNESCO World Heritage sites. Five nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Mistaken Point, Historic District of Old Quebec City, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and Red Bay Basque Whaling Station in booklets of 30, booklets of 10 and souvenir sheet of five (2889). Linn’s Feb. 6, page 14.

Feb. 1, Mathieu da Costa/Black History. Single nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp in booklet of 10 (Scott 2969). Linn’s Feb. 27, page 20.

Feb. 1, Canadian Opera. Five se-tenant nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps: Filumena (Scott 2971), Gerald Finley (2972), Adrianne Pieczonka (2973), Irving Guttman (2974), and Louis Riel (2975) in booklet of 10, souvenir sheet of five (2970). Linn’s Feb. 27, page 22.

March 1, Daisies. Two nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps in a booklet of 10 (Scott 2979-2980), and a coil of 50 (2977-2978), souvenir sheet with the two stamps (2976), two nondenominated ($2.50) international-rate postal cards. Linn’s March 13, page 14.

April 8, Battle of Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary/Joint Issue with France. Nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp in booklet of 10 (Scott 2982), souvenir sheet with the two $2.50 stamps (2981). Linn’s April 10, page 12.

*April 27, Star Trek. Five nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps in booklet of 10 showing Kirk with Khan (Scott 2986), Picard with Locutus (2987), Sisko with Dukat (2988), Janeway with Borg Queen (2989), Archer with Dolim (2990); pane of five stamps with same designs as one nondenominated permanent-rate stamp, the others with new denominations of $1, $1.20, $1.80, $2.50 (2983); nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp showing Galileo shuttle in coils of 50 (2985); prestige booklet with Galileo permanent-rate (Scott 2991), Kirk permanent-rate, $1, $1.20, $1.80, $2.50 stamps plus $5 Borg Cube stamp (2984). Linn’s April 10, page 12.

May 16, Formula One. Five nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps in booklet of 10 and souvenir sheet of five. Linn’s June 5, page 14.

May 24, Eid. Single nondenominated (85¢) stamp in booklet of 10. Linn’s June 12, page 13.

June 1, Canadian Confederation 150th Anniversary. Ten nondenominated (85¢) permanent rate stamps in booklet of 10, pane of 10: Expo 67, the Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Innovation — the Canadarm, Marriage Equality, Trans-Canada Highway, Marathon of Hope, Nunavut, 1972 Hockey Summit Series, Olympic Games, Paralympic Glory; separate booklets of 10 for the Marriage Equality and Nunavut stamps. Linn’s June 26, page 13.

*July 4, Photography. Five nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps in a booklet of 10, souvenir sheet of three; souvenir sheet of two, five international-rate postal cards. Linn’s July 24, page 8.

*Aug. 1, Birds of Canada. Five nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamps in booklet of 10, souvenir sheet of five, five international-rate postal cards. Linn’s July 31, page 8.

Fall?, National Hockey League and Toronto Maple Leafs Centennials.

Fall?, Multiculturalism: Diwali, and Hanukkah.

September, Canada Post Community Foundation. Semipostal stamp.

November, Christmas.

November, Christmas: Madonna and Child.

November, Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary.

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

Details of each issue listed in this program are given in the cited issues of Linn’s. Stamps are self-adhesive unless otherwise noted.