Saturday, 20 July 2013

Stamps with Interactive Games

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Subcategory - Stamps with Interactive Games

Canada 2012 Beneficial Insects - Bees (3rd Series) with Microprint icons on the stamps

(click to enlarge to find the below icons)

(click to enlarge to find the below icons)

(click to enlarge to find the below icons)

Issue date 16 October 2012

Issued in honour of the 125th anniversary of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the souvenir sheet is aimed at young, beginning collectors.  It features the 6-legged creatures chosen to take an encore in this new souvenir sheet are the golden-eyed lacewing (Chrysopa oculata), the paper wasp (Polistes fuscatus) and margined leatherwing (Chauliognathus marginatus) on 3-cent, 4-cent and 8-cent stamps, respectively.

Special additional features have been added to the souvenir sheet to make it even more interesting to a younger audience. Microtype-sized fun icons, each one depicting a benefit performed by the insects, can be found on each stamp, along with the insect’s common name in English and French.

To encourage budding collectors to take a closer look and find the icons, the low value definitive souvenir sheet is also part of the Children’s Collecting Kit that comes with a 6x magnifying glass. 

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