Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Odd Shaped Stamps - Update

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Canada 2017 Canada 150 years of Confederation Stamps Set

Booklet with stamps removed

Issue date 01 June 2017

Canada  celebrate’s 150th anniversary with this issue of 10 Permanent domestic stamps. Each stamp in this special sesquicentennial issue captures iconic images and defining moments from the past 50 years. The issue is of 2 types - a booklet of Maple Leaf odd shaped stamps and a pane of 10 round stamps.

Expo 67: The futuristic world fair, held in Montréal for six months during Canada’s centennial, drew more than 50 million visitors. The Expo 67 stamp depicts internationally renowned Montréal architect Moshe Safdie’s revolutionary Habitat 67 housing complex, which still remains an eye-catching feature of the city’s waterfront

The Constitution and The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: The proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982 on April 17, 1982, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II signified a symbolic step in Canada’s independence as a nation. In addition to giving Canada full control over future constitutional amendments, the Act embodies the Charter, which guarantees essential rights and freedoms for citizens and everyone who lives in Canada. The stamp depicts a section of the cover of the printed Act.

Canadian Innovation – the Canadarm: Highlighting the achievements of Canada’s innovators, this stamp depicts the Canadarm I, which made its operational debut on the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-2) on November 13, 1981. Ingenious Canadian technologies – from the walkie-talkie and the snowmobile to the electric wheelchair and the electric oven, from the snow blower and the pacemaker to keyframe animation and the IMAX motion picture system – have contributed to virtually every aspect of daily life.

Marriage Equality: On July 20, 2005, Canada became the fourth country in the world to pass federal legislation that gave all citizens the right to marry the one they love. The stamp depicts a section of a rainbow flag, which is a familiar symbol of pride for the LGBTQ2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two Spirit) community. This stamp will also be available in a booklet of 8 stamps.

Trans-Canada Highway: Canada’s coast-to-coast highway runs through all 10 provinces and links to roads leading into the Yukon and Northwest Territories, spanning nearly 8,000 kilometres in total. The stamp displays the familiar Trans-Canada Highway white-on-green maple leaf route markers.

Marathon of Hope: On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox embarked on a quest to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He ran nearly a full marathon a day before he was forced to abandon his run in Thunder Bay, Ont., when his cancer spread. Fox died at age 22 in 1981 but his legacy lives on; the annual Terry Fox run has raised more than $700 million worldwide. The stamp shows Fox running in his iconic Marathon of Hope T-shirt.

Nunavut (ᓄᓇᕗᑦ): On April 1, 1999, Nunavut became Canada’s newest territory. The largest, most northerly and least populated territory covers an area the size of Mexico, yet is home to only about 32,000 people – most of them Inuit who have occupied the vast Arctic Archipelago part of the region for some 4,000 years. The stamp bears an image of Ejangiaq Kines, photographed by spouse Clare Kines. Both live in Arctic Bay, Nunavut. This stamp will also be available in a booklet of 8 stamps.

Summit Series, 1972: On September 28, 1972, millions of Canadians watched as Team Canada defeated the Soviet national hockey team in game 8 of the Summit Series. Team Canada beat the odds, overcoming an early two-goal deficit and scoring the thrilling winning goal in the final seconds of the third period. The stamp shows Canadian forward Paul Henderson celebrating his game-winning and series-clinching goal against the Soviet team.

Olympic Games: Canada has hosted the Olympics three times: the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal from July 17 to August 1, 1976; the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary from February 13 to 28, 1988; and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, from February 12 to 28, 2010. The stamp shows a triumphant freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau after capturing Canada’s first Olympic gold medal on Canadian soil in the men’s moguls event.

Paralympic Glory: Commemorating Canadian achievement in the Paralympic movement and Canada’s role as host of two Paralympic Games, this stamp features Para alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, who became the first Canadian Paralympian to win five gold medals at a single Winter Games.

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