2005-2009 North Indian cyclone seasons

Canada Post stamp releases (2005-2009)

In the latter half of the decade, Canada Post continued to issue a large number of stamps with different designs and themes. One of the key changes in the decade was that Canada Post issued series of stamps on a yearly basis. An example is the 400th Anniversary of the French Settlement in North America. These stamps began in 2004 and continue to 2007. Another example of an ongoing collection is the Chinese Lunar New Year stamps. The stamps have been released on an annual basis with a different animal featured every year.

Continuing the trend of putting people that are still alive on its stamps, Canada Post featured Oscar Peterson, the first member of the Order of Canada on a stamp in 2005. The year would also mark the final year of the very popular NHL legends series, which would feature legends such as 11-time Stanley Cup champion Henri Richard and Johnny Bucyk. A four stamp series in 2007 was produced with Canadian music legends. Said legends include Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, and Anne Murray, with the stamps printed on a MetalFX process

2005

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Design Illustration Printing Process Paper Type First Day Cover Cancellation
7 January 2005 Year of the Rooster 50 cents Hélène L’Heureux Hélène L’Heureux Lithography in 6 colours plus 2 foil stampings, embossing and tagging Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
7 January 2005 Year of the Rooster $1.45 Hélène L’Heureux Hélène L’Heureux Lithography in 8 colours plus satin gold, gloss gold, and red pigment foil stamping plus embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, John Bucyk $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, Grant Fuhr $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, Pierre Pilote $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, Henri Richard $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, Allan Stanley $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
29 January 2005 NHL All-Stars, Bryan Trottier $0.50 Stéphane Huot François Escalmel, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Edmonton, Alberta
4 February, 2005 Fishing Flies, The Alevin $0.50 Circle Design Inc. Alain Massicotte Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Granby, QC
4 February, 2005 Fishing Flies, Jock Scott $0.50 Circle Design Inc. Alain Massicotte Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Granby, QC
4 February, 2005 Fishing Flies, The Mickey Finn $0.50 Circle Design Inc. Alain Massicotte Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Granby, QC
4 February, 2005 Fishing Flies, The P.E.I. $0.50 Circle Design Inc. Alain Massicotte Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Granby, QC
14 February, 2005 Nova Scotia Agricultural College $0.50 Denis L’Allier Guy Lavigueur Lithography in 6 colours Fasson Truro, Nova Scotia
4 March, 2005 Expo 2005: The Widsom of Diversity $0.50 HM&E Design Curtis Lantinga Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
10 March, 2005 Daffodils: Yellow $0.50 Isabelle Toussaint Marc Montplaisir Lithography in 4 colours Fasson Vancouver, BC
23 March, 2005 John James Audubon’s Birds: Horned Lark $0.50 Rolf Harder John James Audubon Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Fredericton, New Brunswick
23 March, 2005 John James Audubon’s Birds: Piping Plover $0.50 Rolf Harder John James Audubon Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Fredericton, New Brunswick
23 March, 2005 John James Audubon’s Birds: Stilt Sandpiper $0.50 Rolf Harder John James Audubon Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Fredericton, New Brunswick
23 March, 2005 John James Audubon’s Birds: Willow Ptarmigan $0.50 Rolf Harder John James Audubon Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Fredericton, New Brunswick
2 April, 2005 Bridges: Angus L. MacDonald Bridge $0.50 Smith-Boake Designwerke Sid Tabak Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, QC and Halifax, NS
2 April, 2005 Bridges: Canso Causeway $0.50 Smith-Boake Designwerke Sid Tabak Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, QC and Halifax, NS
2 April, 2005 Bridges: Pont Jacques Cartier $0.50 Smith-Boake Designwerke Sid Tabak Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, QC and Halifax, NS
2 April, 2005 Bridges: Souris Swinging Bridge $0.50 Smith-Boake Designwerke Sid Tabak Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, QC and Halifax, NS
12 April, 2005 MacLean’s Magazine: 1905-2005 $0.50 52 Pick-up Inc. 52 Pick-up Inc. Lithography in 6 colours plus spot varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
22 April, 2005 Biosphere Reserves: Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada/Ireland Joint Issue) $0.50 Xerxes Irani Jeff Spokes and An Post Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Waterton Park, AB
22 April, 2005 Biosphere Reserves: Killarney National Park (Canada/Ireland Joint Issue) $0.50 Xerxes Irani Jeff Spokes and An Post Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Waterton Park, AB
29 April, 2005 Battle of the Atlantic $0.50 Derek Sarty National Archives of Canada/Maritime Command Museum Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, NS
6 May, 2005 Canadian War Museum $0.50 Tilt Telmet and Marko Barac Canadian War Museum Lithography in 9 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
27 May, 2005 Art Canada: Homer Watson, 1855-1936 $0.50 Hélène L’Heureux Hélène L’Heureux Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Kitchener, ON
13 June, 2005 Search and Rescue: Alpine Rescue $0.50 François Dallaire Space Imaging, Guy Lavigueur, Reuters/Corbis, Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Search and Rescue, Newfoundland and Labrador Region Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Victoria, BC
13 June, 2005 Search and Rescue: Ground Rescue with Dog $0.50 François Dallaire Space Imaging, Guy Lavigueur, Reuters/Corbis, Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Search and Rescue, Newfoundland and Labrador Region Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Victoria, BC
13 June, 2005 Search and Rescue: Rescue by Air $0.50 François Dallaire Space Imaging, Guy Lavigueur, Reuters/Corbis, Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Search and Rescue, Newfoundland and Labrador Region Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Victoria, BC
13 June, 2005 Search and Rescue: Rescue from the Sea $0.50 François Dallaire Space Imaging, Guy Lavigueur, Reuters/Corbis, Canadian Coast Guard Maritime Search and Rescue, Newfoundland and Labrador Region Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Victoria, BC
21 June, 2005 Ellen Fairclough $0.50 Katalin Kovats Murray Mosher, Roy Arthur Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Hamilton, Ontario

Year of Issue Theme Denomination
5 July, 2005 XI FINA World Championships 50 cents
16 July, 2005 Port Royal 50 cents
21 July, 2005 Alberta Centennial 50 cents
2 August, 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial 50 cents
15 August, 2005 Acadian Deportation 50 cents
15 August, 2005 Oscar Peterson 50 cents
2 September, 2005 Polio Vaccination 50 cents
1 October, 2005 Youth Sports 50 cents
13 October, 2005 Big Cats: Amur Leopard (Canada/China Joint Issue) 50 cents
13 October, 2005 Big Cats: Canadian Cougar (Canada/China Joint Issue) 50 cents
2 November, 2005 Christmas – Crèches 50 cents
2 November, 2005 Christmas - Snowman 50 cents
2005 Victoria Cross 50 cents

2006

Year of Issue Theme Denomination
2006 Spotted Coralroot Flower 51 cents
2006 XX Olympic Winter Games 51 cents
2006 Year of the Dog 51 cents

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Design Illustration Printing Process Paper Type First Day Cover Cancellation
3 April 2006 Birthday 51 cents Designwerke Inc. Designwerke Inc. Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
7 April 2006 Dorothy Knowles 51 cents Hélène L’Heureux N/A Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Unity, Saskatchewan
20 April 2006 Canadian Labour Congress: 1956-2006 51 cents Steven Spazuk Marc Montplaisir Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
20 April 2006 Queen Elizabeth II, 80th Birthday 51 cents q30 design inc. Department of Canadian Heritage Lithography in 7 colours Fasson Ottawa, Ontario
26 April 2006 McClelland and Stewart: 1906-2006 51 cents James Roberts, Overdrive Design Ltd. James Roberts, Overdrive Design Ltd. Lithography in 2 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
26 April 2006 Canadian Museum of Civilization 51 cents Neville Smith Canadian Museum of Civilization Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Gatineau, Quebec
26 May 2006 Canadians in Hollywood, John Candy 51 cents John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas Neal Armstrong Lithography in 5 colours plus 2 varnishes Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
26 May 2006 Canadians in Hollywood, Lorne Greene 51 cents John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas Neal Armstrong Lithography in 5 colours plus 2 varnishes Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
26 May 2006 Canadians in Hollywood, Mary Pickford 51 cents John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas Neal Armstrong Lithography in 5 colours plus 2 varnishes Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
26 May 2006 Canadians in Hollywood, Fay Wray 51 cents John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas Neal Armstrong Lithography in 5 colours plus 2 varnishes Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
28 May 2006 Champlain surveys the East Coast 51 cents Fugazi Francis Back, Martin Cote Lithography in 6 colours plus 1 intaglio Tullis Russell Coatings Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
15 June 2006 Vancouver Aquarium: 1906-2006 51 cents Kevin van der Leek Grant Faint Lithography in 7 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, British Columbia
28 June 2006 Canadian Forces: Snowbirds: 1971-2006, Pilot’s Cockpit 51 cents Wade Stewart and Tiit Telmet E.J. van Koningsveld and Rafe Tomsett Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
28 June 2006 Canadian Forces: Snowbirds: 1971-2006, Three planes 51 cents Wade Stewart and Tiit Telmet E.J. van Koningsveld and Rafe Tomsett Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
30 June 2006 Atlas of Canada 51 cents Karen Smith, Trivium Design Inc. Ivan Murphy Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
6 July, 2006 World Lacrosse Championships 51 cents Tom Yakobina Yvan Meunier Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings London, Ontario
19 July, 2006 Mountaineering 51 cents Xerxes Irani Whyte Museum, Getty Images Lithography in 7 colours with spot gloss varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Canmore, Alberta
3 August, 2006 Duck Decoys, Barrow's Golden Eye 51 cents Oliver Hill and Dennis Page Pierre Leduc Lithography in 4 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Smiths Falls, Ontario
3 August, 2006 Duck Decoys, Black Duck 51 cents Oliver Hill and Dennis Page Pierre Leduc Lithography in 4 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Smiths Falls, Ontario
3 August, 2006 Duck Decoys, Mallard 51 cents Oliver Hill and Dennis Page Pierre Leduc Lithography in 4 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Smiths Falls, Ontario
3 August, 2006 Duck Decoys, Red Breasted Merganser 51 cents Oliver Hill and Dennis Page Pierre Leduc Lithography in 4 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Smiths Falls, Ontario
16 August, 2006 Society of Graphic Designers of Canada 51 cents David Coates, Rod Roodenburg, Len-Nard Yambot David Coates, Rod Roodenburg, Len-Nard Yambot Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
23 August, 2006 Wine and Cheese, Cheese Wedge 51 cents Derwyn Goodall Robert Wigington Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings St. Catharines, Ontario
23 August, 2006 Wine and Cheese, Wine Labels 51 cents Derwyn Goodall Robert Wigington Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings St. Catharines, Ontario
26 September, 2006 Macdonald College 51 cents Denis L'Allier Guy Lavigueur Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
29 September, 2006 Endangered Species, Blotched Tiger Salamander 51 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Calgary, Alberta
29 September, 2006 Endangered Species, Blue Racer 51 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Calgary, Alberta
29 September, 2006 Endangered Species, Newfoundland Marten 51 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Calgary, Alberta
29 September, 2006 Endangered Species, Swift Fox 51 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Calgary, Alberta
17 October, 2006 Opera, Maureen Forrester 51 cents Paul Haslip and Judith Lacerte Alanna Cavanagh Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
17 October, 2006 Opera, Raul Jobin 51 cents Paul Haslip and Judith Lacerte Alanna Cavanagh Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
17 October, 2006 Opera, Edward Johnson 51 cents Paul Haslip and Judith Lacerte Alanna Cavanagh Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
17 October, 2006 Opera, Léopold Simoneau and Pierrette Alarie 51 cents Paul Haslip and Judith Lacerte Alanna Cavanagh Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
17 October, 2006 Opera, Jon Vickers 51 cents Paul Haslip and Judith Lacerte Alanna Cavanagh Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
1 November, 2006 Madonna and Child 51 cents Pierre Fontaine Patrick Altman Lithography in 6 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Noel, Nova Scotia
1 November, 2006 Christmas Cards 51 cents Peter Steiner Yvonne McKague Housser, J.E. Sampson, Edwin Holgate Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Noel, Nova Scotia
1 November, 2006 Christmas Cards 89 cents Peter Steiner Yvonne McKague Housser, J.E. Sampson, Edwin Holgate Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Noel, Nova Scotia
1 November, 2006 Christmas Cards $1.49 Peter Steiner Yvonne McKague Housser, J.E. Sampson, Edwin Holgate Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Noel, Nova Scotia
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flag, Bras d’Or Lake Non-denominated Larry Fisher, Johnny Johnson, I.K. MacNeil G. Klassen, David Nunuk, J. David Andrews Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flag , Chemainus, BC Non-denominated Larry Fisher, Johnny Johnson, I.K. MacNeil G. Klassen, David Nunuk, J. David Andrews Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flag, Churchill, Manitoba Non-denominated Larry Fisher, Johnny Johnson, I.K. MacNeil G. Klassen, David Nunuk, J. David Andrews Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flag, Sirmilik National Park Non-denominated Larry Fisher, Johnny Johnson, I.K. MacNeil G. Klassen, David Nunuk, J. David Andrews Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flag, Tuktut Nogait National Park Non-denominated Larry Fisher, Johnny Johnson, I.K. MacNeil G. Klassen, David Nunuk, J. David Andrews Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Flowers Non-denominated Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Pifko Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
16 November 2006 Definitives: Queen Elizabeth II Non-denominated q30 design inc. Department of Canadian Heritage Lithography in 5 colours Fasson Ottawa, ON

2007

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Design Illustration Printing Process Paper Type First Day Cover Cancellation
January 5, 2007 Year of the Pig 52 cents John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas John Belisle Lithography in 8 colours with two foil stampings Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
January 5, 2007 Year of the Pig $1.55 John Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas John Belisle Lithography in 8 colours with two foil stampings Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
15 January, 2007 Celebration 52 cents Karen Smith, Trivium Design Inc. Robert George Young Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
12 February, 2007 International Polar Year 52 cents q30 design inc. Rothrock, DA, Y. Yu and G.A. Maykut Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Igloolik, NU
1 March, 2007 Lilacs 52 cents Isabelle Toussaint Isabelle Toussaint Lithography in 4 colours and spot varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Cornwall, ON
12 March, 2007 HEC Montreal 52 cents Denis L’Allier Guy Lavigueur Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, QC
12 March, 2007 Mary Pratt 52 cents Hélène L'Heureux Hélène L'Heureux Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings St. John's, NL
3 April, 2007 University of Saskatchewan 52 cents Denis L’Allier Guy Lavigueur Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Saskatoon, SK
3 May, 2007 Ottawa: 1857-2007 52 cents John McQuarrie Clive Branson Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
9 May, 2007 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: 1907-2007, University of Lethbridge 52 cents Ivan Novotny and TaylorSprules Corporation Various Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
9 May, 2007 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: 1907-2007, St. Mary's Church 52 cents Ivan Novotny and TaylorSprules Corporation Various Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
9 May, 2007 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: 1907-2007, Ontario Science Centre 52 cents Ivan Novotny and TaylorSprules Corporation Various Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
9 May, 2007 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada: 1907-2007, National Art Gallery of Canada 52 cents Ivan Novotny and TaylorSprules Corporation Various Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
22 June, 2007 Captain George Vancouver, 1757-2007 $1.55 Niko Potton, Fleming Design Niko Potton Lithography in 7 colours plus embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
26 June, 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 52 cents Debbie Adams Dale MacMillan Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
June 29, 2007 Canadian Recording Artists Paul Anka 52 cents Circle Design Inc. Photo from EMI Canada Lithography in 9 colours Lowe-Martin Toronto, ON
June 29, 2007 Canadian Recording Artists Gordon Lightfoot 52 cents Circle Design Inc. Photo from John Reeves Lithography in 9 colours Lowe-Martin Toronto, ON
June 29, 2007 Canadian Recording Artists Joni Mitchell 52 cents Circle Design Inc. Photo from Gregory Heisler Lithography in 9 colours Lowe-Martin Toronto, ON
June 29, 2007 Canadian Recording Artists Anne Murray 52 cents Circle Design Inc. Photo from Monic Richard Lithography in 9 colours Lowe-Martin Toronto, ON
July 6, 2007 Terra Nova National Park 52 cents Saskia van Kampen Vlasta van Kampen Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Glovertown, Newfoundland
July 20, 2007 Jasper National Park 52 cents Saskia van Kampen Vlasta van Kampen Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Jasper, Alberta
July 25, 2007 100 Years of Scouting 52 cents Matthias Reinicke Lime Design Inc. Various Photos Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Tamaracouta, QC
July 26, 2007 Chief Membertou 52 cents Fugazi Suzanne Duranceau 3 colours intaglio Tullis Russell St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia
September 13, 2007 Law Society of Saskatchewan 52 cents Bradbury Branding Design Inc. Bradbury Branding Design Inc., Photos from Keith Moulding and Glenbow Archives Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Regina, Saskatchewan
September 13, 2007 Law Society of Alberta 52 cents Xerxes Irani Photos from Jason Stang, The Legal Archives Society of Alberta Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Edmonton, Alberta
October 1, 2007 Endangered Species (Leatherback Turtle) 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Inc. Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 1, 2007 Endangered Species (White Sturgeon) 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Inc. Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 1, 2007 Endangered Species (North Atlantic Right Whale) 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Inc. Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 1, 2007 Endangered Species (Northern Cricket Frog) 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Inc. Doug Martin (iZiart) Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 12, 2007 Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects (Hippodamia Convergens) 1 cent Keith Martin Keith Martin Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Beeton, Ontario
October 12, 2007 Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects (Chrysopa Oculata) 3 cents Keith Martin Keith Martin Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Beeton, Ontario
October 12, 2007 Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects (Bombus Polaris) 5 cents Keith Martin Keith Martin Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Beeton, Ontario
October 12, 2007 Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects (Aeshna Canadensis) 10 cents Keith Martin Keith Martin Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Beeton, Ontario
October 12, 2007 Low Value Definitives: Beneficial Insects (Hyalophra cecropia) 25 cents Keith Martin Keith Martin Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Beeton, Ontario
November 1, 2007 Christmas: Reindeer Permanent Hélène L’Heureux Hélène L’Heureux Lithography in 5 colours plus 1 clear holographic stamping Tullis Russell Coatings Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories
November 1, 2007 Christmas: Hope, Joy and Peace Permanent Tandem Design Associates Inc. Stephanie Carter, Steve Hepburn, Jonathan Milne Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Hope, British Columbia
November 1, 2007 Christmas: Hope, Joy and Peace 93 cents Tandem Design Associates Inc. Stephanie Carter, Steve Hepburn, Jonathan Milne Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ange-Gardien, Quebec
November 1, 2007 Christmas: Hope, Joy and Peace $1.55 Tandem Design Associates Inc. Stephanie Carter, Steve Hepburn, Jonathan Milne Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Peace River, Alberta
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flowers - Orchids (Odontioda Island Red) Permanent Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Pifko Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Bloomfield Station, PEI
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flowers - Orchids (Potinara Fire Dancer) 96 cents Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Pifko Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Bloomfield Station, PEI
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flowers - Orchids (Laeliocattlyea Memoria Evelyn Light) One dollar and fifteen cents Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Pifko Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Bloomfield Station, PEI
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flowers - Orchids (Masdevallia Kaleidoscope Conni) One dollar and sixty cents Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Pifko Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Bloomfield Station, PEI
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Queen Elizabeth II Permanent (Spicer Type Paper) Gottschalk + Ash International Dept of Cdn Heritage, Headlight Inc. Background, Corbis First Light Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flag (Lighthouses) – Point Clark, Ontario Permanent Gottschalk + Ash International First Light, All Canada Photos Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Sambro, Nova Scotia
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flag (Lighthouses) – Pachena Point, BC Permanent Gottschalk + Ash International First Light, All Canada Photos Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Sambro, Nova Scotia
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flag (Lighthouses) – Warren Landing, Manitoba Permanent Gottschalk + Ash International First Light, All Canada Photos Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Sambro, Nova Scotia
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flag (Lighthouses) – Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec Permanent Gottschalk + Ash International First Light, All Canada Photos Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Sambro, Nova Scotia
December 27, 2007 Definitives:Flag (Lighthouses) – Sambro Island, Nova Scotia Permanent Gottschalk + Ash International First Light, All Canada Photos, Chris Mills Lithography in 5 colours Canadian Bank Note Sambro, Nova Scotia

2008

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Design Illustration Printing Process Paper Type First Day Cover Cancellation
January 5, 2008 Year of the Rat 52 cents Tandem Design Associates Harvey Chan Lithography in 9 colours plus 1 pearlescent foil and one gold foil stampings and embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
January 5, 2008 Year of the Rat One dollar and sixty cents Tandem Design Associates Harvey Chan Lithography in 9 colours plus 1 pearlescent foil and one gold foil stampings and embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Vancouver, BC
January 15, 2008 Celebration Permanent Michael Zavacky, McMillan Michael Zavacky, McMillan Lithography in 7 colours Lowe-Martin Zeballos, BC
March 3, 2008 Peonies (The Elgin) 52 cents Isabelle Toussaint Isabelle Toussaint Lithography in 6 colours Tullis-Russell Oakville, ON
March 3, 2008 Peonies (Coral ‘n Gold) 52 cents Isabelle Toussaint Isabelle Toussaint Lithography in 6 colours Tullis-Russell Oakville, ON
March 7, 2008 University of Alberta 52 cents Metaform Communication Design Creative Services, University of Alberta Lithography in 8 colours Tullis-Russell Edmonton, Alberta
March 7, 2008 University of British Columbia 52 cents Metaform Communication Design Martin Dee, UBC Public Affairs Lithography in 4 colours Tullis-Russell Vancouver, British Columbia
April 3, 2008 IIHF World Championships, Quebec City 52 cents Lionel Gadoury, Dave Hurds Ho Che Anderson Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Québec City, QC
April 3, 2008 IIHF World Championships, Halifax 52 cents Lionel Gadoury, Dave Hurds Ho Che Anderson Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, NS
April 21, 2008 Guide Dogs 52 cents Designwerke Inc. J. Christopher Lawson Lithography in 4 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
May 2, 2008 Oil and Gas: Calgary, Alberta 52 cents Tim Nokes Neil Petrunia Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Calgary, Alberta
May 2, 2008 Oil and Gas: Oil Springs 52 cents Tim Nokes Neil Petrunia Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Oil Springs, Ontario
May 16, 2008 Founding of Quebec City 52 cents Fugazi Francis Back, Jorge Peral Lithography in 1 colour and 3 colours intaglio Tullis Russell Coatings Québec City, QC
May 21, 2008 Yousuf Karsh 52 cents Hélène L’Heureux Photos from the Karsh Estate Lithography in 6 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
May 21, 2008 Audrey Hepburn 96 cents Hélène L’Heureux Photos from the Karsh Estate Lithography in 6 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
May 21, 2008 Winston Churchill One Dollar and Sixty Cents Hélène L’Heureux Photos from the Karsh Estate Lithography in 6 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
June 4, 2008 Royal Canadian Mint, 100th Anniversary Fifty-two cents Stéphane Huot Normand Robert Lithography in 6 colours and embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
June 4, 2008 Canadian Nurses Association Fifty-two cents Gottschalk and Ash International Laura Arsie Photography Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
June 20, 2008 Anne of Green Gables (Anne stamp) Fifty-two cents Dennis Page, Oliver Hill Christopher Kovacs/Ben Stahl Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
June 20, 2008 Anne of Green Gables (Gables stamp) Fifty-two cents Dennis Page, Oliver Hill Christopher Kovacs/Ben Stahl Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Avonlea, Prince Edward Island
June 30, 2008 Canadians in Hollywood: Raymond Burr Fifty-two cents Josh Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas, Geoff Kehrig Neal Armstrong, Adam Rogers Lithography in 5 colours plus varnish Spicers Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC
June 30, 2008 Canadians in Hollywood: Marie Dressler Fifty-two cents Josh Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas, Geoff Kehrig Neal Armstrong, Adam Rogers Lithography in 5 colours plus varnish Spicers Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC
June 30, 2008 Canadians in Hollywood: Chief Dan George Fifty-two cents Josh Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas, Geoff Kehrig Neal Armstrong, Adam Rogers Lithography in 5 colours plus varnish Spicers Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC
June 30, 2008 Canadians in Hollywood: Norma Shearer Fifty-two cents Josh Belisle, Kosta Tsetsekas, Geoff Kehrig Neal Armstrong, Adam Rogers Lithography in 5 colours plus varnish Spicers Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC
July 18, 2008 Games of the XXIX Olympiad Fifty-two cents q30design inc. Laurie Lafrance Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Golden, BC
July 25, 2008 Lifesaving Society: 1908-2008 Fifty-two cents Derwin Goodall Lorne Bridgman, Getty Images Lithography in 7 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Toronto, ON
August 1, 2008 150th Anniversary, British Columbia Fifty-two cents Subplot Design Inc. Clinton Hussey and Adam Rogers Lithography in 6 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Fort Langley, BC
September 8, 2008 Sam McLaughlin, Founder of General Motors Canada Fifty-two cents Tilt Telmet, Marko Barac Bill McKague, Thomas Bouckley Collection Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Oshawa, ON
1 October 2008 Endangered Species , Taylor’s checkerspot 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, SK
1 October 2008 Endangered Species, Roseate Tern 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, SK
1 October 2008 Endangered Species , Peculiar Burrowing Owl 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, SK
1 October 2008 Endangered Species, Prothonotary Warbler 52 cents Sputnik Design Partners Doug Martin Lithography in 9 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Moose Jaw, SK
6 October 2008 Mental Health Semi-postal (Permanent Stamp plus 10 cent surcharge) Paul Haslip Photo by Nigel Dickson Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, ON
15 October 2008 XII Summit de la Francophonie 52 cents Ian Drolet Photo by Marc-André Grenier Lithography in 7 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Québec, QC
3 November 2008 Christmas: The Nativity Permanent Joseph Gault Antonio Caruso (sculptor) Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Sainte Anne de Beaupre, QC
3 November 2008 Christmas: Winter Fun (Domestic) Permanent Susan Scott Susan Scott Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Snowflake, Manitoba
3 November 2008 Christmas: Winter Fun (USA) 96 cents Susan Scott Susan Scott Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Snowflake, Manitoba
3 November 2008 Christmas: Winter Fun (International) $1.60 Susan Scott Susan Scott Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Snowflake, Manitoba

Upcoming releases 2008

Month Theme
December Olympic Disciplines
December Vancouver 2010 Olympic Emblems and Mascots
December Queen Elizabeth II

Upcoming releases 2009

Month Theme
January Lunar New Year: Year of the Ox
January Celebration
February Abraham Shaad and Rosemary Brown
February First Flight
March Rhododendrons
March Art Canada:Jack Bush
March Climate Change
April Astronomy
April Captain Robert Bartlett
May Canadian Horse and Newfoundland Pony
June Canadian Diplomacy
June Canadian Recording Artists: Bryan Adams, Edith Butler, Robert Charlebois, Stompin Tom Connors
July Roadside Attractions
August Boundary Waters Treaty
September Canadian Inventions: Sports (basketball, lacrosse, ringette, five-pin bowling)
October Canadian War Heroes
November Christmas Tree
November Christmas: Religious

Commemorative envelopes

Date of Issue Theme Design Quantity
8 May, 2005 Canada’s War Brides Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
26 May, 2005 The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
27 May, 2005 City of London: 1855-2005 Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
28 May, 2006 Benjamin Franklin Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
12 October, 2006 Hungarian Immigration: 1956-2006 Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
16 October, 2006 Canada Post Corporation: 1981-2006 Canada Post Graphic Design Group 72,500
8 February, 2007 Purdy’s Chocolates Commemorative Envelope Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
10 September, 2007 Glenn Gould Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
1 August, 2007 L’association des scouts du Canada Canada Post Graphic Design Group 15,000
2 November, 2007 Santa Letterwriting Program Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
21 April, 2008 Montreal Association for the Blind Canada Post Graphic Design Group 11,000
29 April, 2008 Public Service Commission of Canada Canada Post Graphic Design Group 13,000
20 June, 2008 St. John's Ambulance Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000
1 October, 2008 Christmas Seal Canada Post Graphic Design Group 10,000

Conservation stamps

Conservation stamps and stamp products are issued on an annual basis. These are issued by Quebec Wildlife Foundation and help to fund initiatives tied to the preservation, restoration, and protection of Quebec’s wildlife habitat. These annual issues are featured in the Canada Post Stamp Details Magazine.

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. ANYONE WITH DETAILS IS WELCOME TO CONTRIBUTE.

Date of Issue Theme Design Description Issue Price
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc Artist proof, imperf, signed and numbered (325 issued) $100.00
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc First Day Cover Numbered $25.00
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc Souvenir Booklet of 1 stamp $10.00
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc Souvenir Sheet of 4 stamps $40.00
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund First Day Cover $30.00
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet $12.50
1 April, 2005 Snowshoe Hare Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet, 1 stamp surcharged and imperforated $35.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw Artist proof, imperf, signed and numbered (325 issued) $100.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw First Day Cover Numbered (350 issued) $25.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw Souvenir Booklet of 1 stamp $10.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw Souvenir Sheet of 4 stamps $40.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw World Wildlife Fund First Day Cover (400 issued) $30.00
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet $12.50
2007 Morning Post - Wilson's Snipe Nigel Shaw World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet, 1 stamp surcharged and imperforated (500 issued) $35.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc Souvenir Booklet (1 stamp) $10.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet (1 stamp) $12.50
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc Souvenir Sheet of 4 stamps $40.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc Souvenir Sheet of 4 stamps, Artist Proof (signed and numbered) $100.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund Souvenir Booklet 1 stamp (surcharged, imperforated) $35.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc First Day Cover $25.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc World Wildlife Fund First Day Cover $30.00
2008 Polar Bear Pierre Leduc Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp First Day Cover $35.00

Gutter Strips

Date of Issue Theme # of stamps on strip Quantity Produced Issue Price
February 12, 2007 International Polar Year 8 5,000 $4.16
July 20, 2007 Terra Nova and Jasper National Park 10 25,000 $5.20
March 7, 2008 University of Alberta and University of British Columbia 8 15,000 $4.16

Stamp survey

On an annual basis, Canadian Stamp News holds an annual survey. This gives collectors the opportunity to voice their opinions on what are their favourite stamps, and least favourite stamps. The categories include: Favourite Canadian Stamps, Most Relevant Stamps, Least Favourite Stamps, Least Relevant Stamps. The results are as follows: THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. ANYONE WITH DETAILS IS WELCOME TO CONTRIBUTE.

2006

Favourite Canadian stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Gardens 971 16.8 %
Duck Decoys 606 10.5 %
Wine and Cheese 568 9.8 %

Most relevant stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Atlas of Canada 1,324 24.2 %
Snowbirds 910 16.7 %
Champlain Surveys the East Coast 629 11.5 %

Least favourite stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
McClelland and Stewart 883 16 %
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada 650 11.8 %
Birthday 606 11 %

Least relevant stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Year of the Dog 1,214 22.2 %
Birthday 848 15.5 %
Wine and Cheese 518 9.5 %

2007

Favourite Canadian stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Beneficial Insects 877 17.4 %
Lilacs 719 14.3 %
Art Canada: Mary Pratt 1919 8.8 %

Most relevant stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Ottawa: 1857-2007 1,919 38.1 %
Canadian Recording Artists 642 12.8 %
Endangered Species 402 8 %

Least favourite stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Celebration 1,158 23.3 %
Year of the Pig 501 10.1 %
Law Society of Saskatchewan 495 10 %

Least relevant stamps

Stamp Votes Percentage
Year of the Pig 1,966 40.9 %
Celebration 980 20.4 %
FIFA Under 20 World Cup 332 6.9 %

Choosing Canada’s stamps

Although Canada Post is responsible for stamp design and production, the corporation does not actually choose the subjects or the final designs that appear on stamps. That task falls under the jurisprudence of the Stamp Advisory Committee. Their objective is to recommend a balanced stamp program that will have broad-based appeal, regionally and culturally, reflecting Canadian history, heritage, and tradition.

Before Canada Post calls a meeting of the committee, it also welcomes suggestions for stamp subjects from Canadian citizens. Ideas for subjects that have recently appeared on a stamp are declined. The committee works two years in advance and can approve approximately 20 subjects for each year.

Once a stamp subject is selected, Canada Post’s Stamp Products group conducts research. Designs are commissioned from two firms, both chosen for their expertise. The designs are presented anonymously to the committee. The committee’s process and selection policy have changed little in the thirty years since it was introduced.

Any ideas for a stamp should be sent to: Chairperson of the Stamp Advisory Committee, Canada Post, 2701 Riverside Drive Suite N1070, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0B1.

Philatelic Awards

Canada Post won the Desheng Cup for best printing of a stamp at the 5th Annual Best Foreign Stamp Poll. The cup was awarded for the Big Cats Canada/China joint issue, featuring the Canadian cougar and Amur leopard. Canada Post and Bradbury Branding and Design won a Promotional or Specialty Items Award of Honour in 2006 from ACE Awards. The award was won for the Saskatchewan 1905-2005 stamp issue.

In 2006, Canada Post and the Lowe-Martin Group were honoured with three awards from the 32nd Annual IAPHC International Gallery of Superb Printing for superb craftsmanship in the production of stamps. Gold awards were received for the Year of the Dog Uncut Press Sheet and the Biosphere Reserves Canada/Ireland joint issue, featuring the Canadian cougar and Amur leopard. The IAPHC is an international organization dedicated to the development, promotion, and success of the printing and graphic art industry in society.

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