Inspired by a line in the lyrics of “O Canada”, Canada Post has issued the second set of stamps in the multiyear From Far and Wide series. The series focuses on some of the most breathtaking and memorable must-see locations.
The nine definitive stamps, smaller stamps used mainly for mailing, cover off the new 2019 postal rates with five domestic-rate Permanent™ stamps, as well as stamps bearing U.S., International and Oversized rates, plus the single-purchase $1.05 rate.
The 2019 edition of the stamp series offers fascinating views of the following destinations (images of post cards shown):
Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon
Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Little Limestone Lake Provincial Park, Manitoba
Castle Butte, Big Muddy Badlands, Saskatchewan
Smoke Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, Quebec
Iceberg Alley, Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Permanent domestic stamps are available in booklets of 10 (two of each image) and coils of 100, while the U.S.-rate, Oversized-rate and International-rate denominations are available in booklets of six and coils of 50.
The issue also includes a souvenir sheet and several other formats for collectors, as well as an Official First Day Cover, cancelled in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, the location featured on one of the Permanent stamps. The issue was designed by Stéphane Huot of Montréal and printed by the Lowe-Martin Group.
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