Canada Post announces subjects for 2024 stamp program
By David Hartwig
Canada Post announced details of its 2024 stamp program in a Dec. 20 press release.
The 2024 Canadian stamp program “shines a light on truth and reconciliation, the natural world, accomplished Canadians, a rare space sighting, and much more,” the press release said.
Sometime before the beginning of February, Canada Post will continue its long-running Black History Month series with an issue commemorating Mary Ann Shadd, the first black woman to publish a newspaper in North America and the second black woman to attend law school in the United States.
The annual Flower series will return in March with designs showing a pair of regional wildflowers, the press release said.
A solar eclipse will cross North America, including eastern Canada, on April 8, 2024, and Canada will commemorate the event with its first stamp featuring a total solar eclipse.
In May, Canada Post will begin a new stamp series showcasing Canadian graphic novelists.
The Indigenous Leaders series, which began in 2022, will continue in 2024 with three new stamps. The press release did not provide an issue date, but all previous stamps in the series were issued June 21, National Indigenous People Day in Canada.
Canada Post will continue its tradition of showing wildlife on stamps with a July issue featuring endangered frogs. Canada Post previously issued an Endangered Animals stamp showing a Northern cricket frog in 2007 (Scott 2231).
The 2024 program will see another fundraising stamp for the Canada Post Community Foundation, which supports children and youth. Canada Post started this annual semipostal series in 2012, and previous stamps in the series were issued in mid to late September.
In 2024, Canada Post will again issue stamps to commemorate the Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which recognizes those who never returned from Indian residential schools, those who survived, and the families and communities involved.
An issue for Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) “showcases an unheralded part of Canada’s role during the First World War,” Canada Post said.
Canada Post also confirmed special stamps to celebrate the holidays, including Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas.
“Canada Post is proud of its role as one of Canada’s storytellers,” the press release said, adding that the committee responsible for recommending subjects to the annual stamp program “relies on thoughtful input from groups and individuals to choose subjects that are meaningful to all Canadians.”
More details will be published throughout the year, the press release said. The 2024 program is tentative and subject to change.
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