Saturday, 26 July 2014

Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps - Update

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Subcategory - Glow in the Dark Stamp Under UV Stamps / Stamps with Micro text Printing / Extra Wide Length Stamps

Canada 2010 Blue Whale High Value Definitive Stamp With Glow in Dark and Microtext features

Issue Date 04 October 2010

Canada is home to two populations of the blue whale. The Atlantic population roams the waters off eastern Canada, along the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Nova Scotia, the south coast of Newfoundland, and in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. Pacific populations are located off Canada’s west coast.

The majestic blue whale (Balænoptera musculus), king of the animal kingdom, has it all in terms of Size, power and speed. Weighing in at between 80 and 180 metric tonnes and reaching lengths of more than 30 m, our planet has never—even in the age of dinosaurs—seen another creature this big. It can travel at speeds of 33 km/hr, accelerating to 48 km/hr when chased, making it among the fastest whale species. This fascinating giant of the deep is also unmatched in the projection of its voice, emitting low-frequency sounds that can travel hundreds of miles (and possibly entire oceans) under water. 

Canada Post has issued a $10 high-value definitive featuring a blue whale and measuring L 128mm x H 48mm (approximately 5″ x 2″). Microtype text was used to write the Latin name for blue whale seen as wave/curved lines on the stamp. A large cluster of krill (the whale’s food of choice), along with a diver, were introduced using invisible tagging inks which can only be seen under UV light.

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