World Stamps

Canadian Photography series continues with seven designs

Jun 20, 2014, 7 AM

Canada Post will continue its series of commemorative stamps honoring Canadian photography July 7 with seven designs on stamps in booklets and souvenir sheets.

The same designs are also planned for use on international-rate postal cards.

Five designs will be issued as nondenominated (85¢) permanent stamps for Canada’s domestic letter rate. Canada’s permanent stamps are valid in perpetuity for payment in full of the domestic first-class letter rate despite future rate changes.

Another design will be featured on a stamp with a $1.20 denomination for Canada’s letter rate to the United States. The final design, denominated $2.50, will appear on a stamp for Canada’s international letter rate.

The five domestic letter-rate stamps are being issued in a booklet of 10, with two stamps of each design. The $1.20 and $2.50 stamps will be sold in separate booklets of six.

All of the booklet stamps are self-adhesive.

Two souvenir sheets with moisture-activated adhesive will be issued and are pictured with this report.

One sheet contains two permanent stamps and the $1.20 stamp, while the other has three permanent stamps and the $2.50 international-rate stamp.

Additionally, Canada Post will issue seven nondenominated ($2.50) international-rate postal cards, one for each design.

The Canadian Photography stamps pictured with this article are Canada Post publicity images.

The permanent stamps in the set show the following photographs: Unidentified Chinese Man by C.D. Hoy, St. Joseph’s Convent School by Michel Lambeth, Untitled by Lynne Cohen, Quebec City in Winter by Louis Prudent Vallee, and Bogner’s Grocery by Fred Herzog.

The $1.20 stamp shows the photo Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by William Notman.

A photo Railcuts #1, CN Track by Edward Burtynsky is shown on the $2.50 international rate stamp.

The new Canadian Photography stamps are part of a series that started in 2013 with seven stamps (Scott 2626-2634).

According to Canada Post, the series will have a five-year duration, with three more sets planned.

Thirty-five prominent Canadian photographers will be honored in the series.

The Canadian Photography stamps were designed by Stephane Huot, who worked with Canada Post stamp design manager Alain Leduc.

The Canadian Photography booklet of 10 permanent rate stamps, the booklet of six $2.50 stamps and the souvenir sheet of four were printed by Lowe-Martin using six-color offset lithography.

The $1.20 stamp booklet of six and the souvenir sheet of three were printed via three-color offset lithography.

All were printed on Tullis Russell paper with general tagging on all four sides. The self-adhesive stamps have serpentine die cuts. The souvenir sheet stamps are perforated about gauge 13.

The printing quantities are 2.3 million permanent stamps in booklets, 840,000 for each of the two international rate booklets of six, and 130,000 each of the two different souvenir sheets.

A booklet of 10 permanent rate stamps is Canada Post item 413939111. The booklet of six $1.20 stamps is item 413940111 and the booklet of six $2.50 stamps is item 413941111.

The souvenir sheet of three is item 403939145 at $2.90, and the souvenir sheet of four is item 403941145 at $5.05.

The set of seven international postal cards is item 262393 and sells for $15.

Canada Post will service 10,000 each of separate first-day covers for the two souvenir sheets. Both FDCs will be postmarked Ottawa, Ontario. The set of two FDCs is Canada Post item 403941144.

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Stamps and FDCs are available 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.