Canada Post stamp releases (2000–04)

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Throughout the 2000s, Canada Post has issued 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 National Hockey League All-Star Stamps. These stamps began in 2000 to commemorate the 2000 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto. The popularity of the stamps led to the series being produced until 2005. 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. Unlike the United States Postal Service, Canada puts people that are still alive on its stamps. In the 2000s, such people have included Roberta Bondar, Wayne Gretzky, Gerhard Herzberg, and Oscar Peterson.

Besides producing the stamps themselves, Canada Post produces collectibles with the stamp designs in mind. Clocks, collector plates and lithographs feature stamp designs. Flowers were very popular choices for these types of collectibles. The tulip stamps were featured on collector plates (Canada Post item numbers 250437 and 250438) in 2004 and sold for $29.95 each. The Orchids of Canada stamps were used for a 2004 clock (Canada Post item number 314667) and sold at $19.95 each.

Please see Canada Post stamp releases (2005-2009) for any stamps produced between 2005-2009.

Themes[edit]

NHL All-Stars Stamp collectibles[edit]

The popularity of the NHL All-Stars stamps led to various collectibles. In 2004, the amount of collectibles expanded. NHL Heritage Jersey and Stamp Sets were released by Canada Post. The limited edition sets featured a print of vintage team hockey jerseys and the corresponding official NHL All-Stars stamp. Each set was encased in a protective Plexiglas cover and sold for $9.99 each. Another collectible was the 2004 Hockey Puck Bank (Canada Post item number 341659) at $7.99. Each bank featured the images of all six NHL All-Stars that were featured on 2004 Canada Post stamp releases. It measured 16.5 cm (6.5 inches) in diameter and featured a stand.

Dating back to 2002, a Commemorative Stamp and Medallion Set were issued too. It was a collectible honouring the NHL All-Star Game. A souvenir sheet of the six NHL All-Stars featured on stamps for the corresponding year along with six collectible medallions manufactured by the Royal Canadian Mint were part of the set. The set included a premium booklet with career stats for all six NHL All-Stars, a special metal wafer bearing the limited edition number and an official All-Star Game puck. The sets sold for $89.99 each.[1] Approximately 10,000 sets were made in 2002, (item number 243208) and 5,000 were made for 2003 (item number 341616) and 2004 (item number 341634).

Canada Post released other unique types of collectibles too. Special limited edition lithographs were sold at $12.99 each. They measured 279 mm x 356 mm (11 inches x 14 inches). As an added collectible, lithographs were featured in wood-framed canvas prints and were signed by the corresponding player. These were limited to 500 copies each and sold for $89.99 each, along with a certificate of authenticity.

Coasters (item number 341636), made from wood and cork, and presented in a round, black metal container with a logo-embossed lid were sold for $7.99 each. The coasters featured the images of the athletes on the 2004 NHL All-Stars stamps. Another new release for 2004 was All-Star Stamp Cards (item number 341635). These were the same size as standard hockey cards and all six NHL All-Stars were featured in a pack of six cards. There were 17,000 packs produced and as a bonus, one in ten packs featured an autographed card. The cost of one pack was $9.99.[2]

Chinese Lunar New Year[edit]

Canada Post debuted its Chinese Lunar New Year stamps with the Year of the Ox in 1997. The popularity of the stamps led to a wide array of products. One of the first collectibles that was created was the Stamp and Precious Coin Set. Although prices vary from year to year, the set would come in a presentation album and feature the Royal Canadian Mint’s Chinese Lunar New Year sterling silver coin for the corresponding year. A stamp souvenir sheet was included with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The sets started in 1997 and will continue until 2009.

Besides the stamp and coin set, a framed print is sold too. The framed print started in 2002 with the Year of the Horse. Only 2,500 prints are produced and an officially cancelled Lunar New Year souvenir sheet is affixed and hand numbered. There are also many stamp collectibles as well. The prices vary from year to year due to the continuing increase in the cost of postage stamps and the number of uncut press sheets released.

A Lunar New Year Pack is produced on an annual basis and features a collection of international Chinese Lunar New Year stamps. The stamps come from Canada, China, and Hong Kong. Along with the stamps, the Chinese horoscope for the corresponding year, with the text in three languages, are featured in the pack/folder. (2002-2004 rates - $12.95) Two of the more expensive stamp collectibles are a stamp pane of 25 stamps (2004 rate - $12.25) and an uncut press sheet (2004 rate - $16.95). Lower priced collectibles include a souvenir sheet (2004 rate - $1.40) and the souvenir sheet first day cancel (2004 rate - $2.40). Prepaid domestic and international postcards comprise other low cost collectibles.[3]

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2000[edit]

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Date of Issue Theme Denomination Printer Quantity Perforation Creator(s)
1 January 2000 Canada Millennium Partnership Program 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 January 2000 Year of the Dragon 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 January 2000 Year of the Dragon 95 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Wayne Gretzky 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Gordie Howe 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Maurice Richard 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Doug Harvey 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Bobby Orr 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
5 February 2000 NHL All-Stars, Jacques Plante 46 cents Canadian Bank Note Company 6,000,000 13 Designed by Dan Fell, Illustration by Vincent McIndoe
1 March 2000 Birds of Canada - Canada Warbler 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 March 2000 Birds of Canada - Osprey 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 March 2000 Birds of Canada - Pacific Loon 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 March 2000 Birds of Canada - Blue Jay 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 April 2000 Supreme Court of Canada 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
25 April 2000 Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
28 April 2000 Rural Mailboxes 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
23 May 2000 Queen Mother 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
23 May 2000 Fresh Waters of Canada 55 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
23 May 2000 Fresh Waters of Canada 95 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 June 2000 Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
29 June 2000 Seventh Day Adventist Church 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 July 2000 Masterpieces of Canadian Art 95 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 July 2000 Tall Ships 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
1 September 2000 Department of Labour 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
13 September 2000 Petro-Canada: 1975-2000 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 October 2000 Whales 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 November 2000 Christmas (Nativity) 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 November 2000 Christmas (Nativity) 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 November 2000 Christmas (Nativity) 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 November 2000 Regiments 46 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A

2001[edit]

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Printer Quantity Design Perforation First Day Cover Cancellation
5 January 2001 Year of the Snake[5] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 12,000,000 Marlene Wou and Lyle Sopel 14 x 14.5 N/A
5 January 2001 Year of the Snake[5] $1.05 Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 2 980 000 Marlene Wou and Lyle Sopel 14 x 14.5 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Jean Beliveau[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Eddie Shore[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Terry Sawchuk[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Denis Potvin[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Bobby Hull[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
18 January 2001 NHL All-Stars, Syl Apps[6] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 3,000,000 Stephane Huot and Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
1 February 2001 Birds of Canada $1.88 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
28 February 2001 Games of La Francophonie $0.94 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 March 2001 World Figure Skating Championships $0.46 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 April 2001 150th Anniv, Transfer of Postal Authority from Britain to Canada 47 cents N/A N/A Tom Yakobina N/A Ottawa, Ontario
9 April 2001 Toronto Blue Jays 25th Anniversary 47 cents N/A N/A Paul Haslip N/A Toronto, Ontario
20 April 2001 Summit of the Americas 47 cents N/A N/A Denis L'Allier N/A Quebec City, Quebec
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Apple Blossom Festival 60 cents N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A Kentville, Nova Scotia
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Butchart Gardens 60 cents N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A Kentville, Nova Scotia
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Niagara on the Lake 60 cents N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A Kentville, Nova Scotia
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Sugar Bushes 60 cents N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A Kentville, Nova Scotia
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, White Pass and Yukon Route 60 cents N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A Kentville, Nova Scotia
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Auyuittuq National Park $1.05 N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A St. John's, Newfoundland
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Barkerville $1.05 N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A St. John's, Newfoundland
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Canadian Tulip Festival $1.05 N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A St. John's, Newfoundland
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, Signal Hill $1.05 N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A St. John's, Newfoundland
11 May 2001 Tourist Attractions, The Forks $1.05 N/A N/A Bradbury Design N/A St. John's, Newfoundland
16 May 2001 1,700 Years of the Armeninan Church 47 cents N/A N/A Debbie Adams N/A Toronto, Ontario
1 June 2001 Royal Military College of Canada 47 cents N/A N/A Jim Hudson N/A Kingston, Ontario
1 July 2001 Pierre Elliott Trudeau $0.46 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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2002[edit]

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Printer Quantity Design Perforation First Day Cover Cancellation
2 January 2002 Maple Leaf[8] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited N/A Pierre-Yves Pelletier Diecut, imperforate N/A
2 January 2002 Traditional Trades, Jewelry[9] 65 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited N/A Designed by Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune, based on photographs by Richard Robitaille and based on a jewel by Anne Sportun Diecut, imperforate N/A
2 January 2002 Traditional Trades, Basket Weaving[9] 77 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited N/A Designed by Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune, and based on photographs by Richard Robitaille Diecut, imperforate N/A
2 January 2002 Traditional Trades, Sculpture[9] $1.25 Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited N/A Designed by Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune, based on photographs by Richard Robitaille, and based on a sculpture by Simon Dick Diecut, imperforate N/A
2 January 2002 Flag[10] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited N/A Designed by Katalin Kovats

Designed by Stuart Bradley Ash Based on a photograph by Paul Eekhoff

Diecut, imperforate N/A
2 January 2002 Queen Elizabeth II: Golden Jubilee[11] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 15,000,000 Designed by Saskia van Kampen

Designed by Stuart Bradley Ash

13 x 12.5 N/A
3 January 2002 Year of the Horse 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited and Gravure Choquet Inc. 11 000 000 Designed by Gilbert Li, Carey George, Ian Rapsey, Amy Chan, Dean Martin and based on illustrations by Gary Alphonso

and David Dao-Yan Hu

13.5 N/A
3 January 2002 Year of the Horse $1.25 Ashton-Potter Canada Limited and Gravure Choquet Inc. 2 120 000 Designed by Gilbert Li, Carey George, Ian Rapsey, Amy Chan, Dean Martin and based on illustrations by Gary Alphonso

and David Dao-Yan Hu

13.5 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Tim Horton[12] 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Guy Lafleur 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Howie Morenz 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Glenn Hall 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Red Kelly 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
12 January 2002 NHL All-Stars, Phil Esposito 47 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 500 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and Based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13 N/A
25 January 2002 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Short Track Speed Skating[13] 47 cents Ashton-Potter Canada Limited 1 250 000 Designed by Sunil Bhandari and by Matthew Wearn, based on photographs by Patrick McCoy and Robert McNeil 13.5 x 13 N/A
25 January 2002 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Curling[13] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 1 2500 000 Designed by Sunil Bhandari and Matthew Wearn, based on a photograph by Michael Burns 13.5 x 13 N/A
25 January 2002 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Freestyle Aerials[13] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 1 2500 000 Designed by Sunil Bhandari and Matthew Wearn, based on a photograph by Mike Ridewood 13.5 x 13 N/A
25 January 2002 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Women's Hockey[13] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 1 2500 000 Designed by Sunil Bhandari and Matthew Wearn, based on a photograph by Matthew Plexman 13.5 x 13 N/A
1 February 2002 Canadian Governors General, 1952-2002[14] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 4 000 000 Designed by Neville Smith 13.5 x 12.5 N/A
1 February 2002 Canadian Universities, University of Manitoba, 1877-2002[15] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 3 000 000 Designed by Steven Slipp, Based on photographs by Mike Grandmaison, Based on an illustration by Bonnie Ross 13.5 N/A
22 March 2002 Masterpieces of Canadian Art Series, Church and Horse, 1964, Alex Colville[16] $1.25 Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited and Gravure Choquet Inc. 4 000 000 Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier, Based on a painting by David Alexander Colville 12.5 x 13 N/A
22 March 2002 Canadian Universities, University of Trinity College, 1852-2002[17][18] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited and Gravure Choquet Inc. 3 000 000 Designed by Steven Slipp, Based on a photograph by James Steeves, Based on an illustration by Bonnie Ross 13.5 N/A
4 October 2002 Canadian Teachers 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
24 October 2002 Toronto Stock Exchange 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
31 October 2002 Communications Technology 96 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 November 2002 Christmas (Aboriginal Art) 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 November 2002 Christmas (Aboriginal Art) 65 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 November 2002 Christmas (Aboriginal Art) $1.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 November 2002 Orchestre Symphonique de Québec $1.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

2003[edit]

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Printer Quantity Design Perforation First Day Cover Cancellation
3 January 2003 Year of the Goat 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Frank Mahovlich[19] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Ray Bourque 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Serge Savard 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Stan Mikita 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Mike Bossy 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
18 January 2003 NHL All-Stars, Bill Durnan 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 1 000 000 Designed by Stéphane Huot and based on an illustration by Charles Vinh 12.5 x 13; simulated = simulée N/A
28 January 2003 Bishop's University 48 cents N/A N/A Designed by Denis L'Allier N/A N/A
21 February 2003 John James Audubon's Birds 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 March 2003 Canadian Rangers 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 March 2003 University of Western Ontario 48 cents N/A N/A Designed by Denis L'Allier N/A N/A
25 March 2003 American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association 48 cents N/A N/A N/A Toronto, ON
4 April 2003 St. Francis Xavier University 48 cents N/A N/A Designed by Denis L'Allier, with photograph by Guy Lavigueur N/A N/A
28 May 2003 Canada's Volunteer Firefighters 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A Hanover, ON
2 June 2003 Queen Elizabeth II, Coronation 50th Anniv. 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 June 2003 Pedro da Silva 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11 June 2003 Tourist Attractions (International) $1.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
19 June 2003 Macdonald Institute 48 cents N/A N/A Designed by Denis L'Allier N/A N/A
8 July 2003 The Lutheran World Federation 48 cents N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
25 July 2003 The Korean War[20] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 3 000 000 Designed by Steven Slipp, Based on photographs by Bill Olson, Larry Milberry and W.N. Cridland 13 N/A
4 September 2003 Université de Montréal 1878-2003[21] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited 3 000 000 Designed by Denis L'Allier, Based on a photograph by Guy Lavigueur 13.5 N/A
8 September 2003 Canadian Authors, Morley Callaghan[22] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note company, Limited 750 000 Designed by Katalin Kovats, Based on photographs by Yousuf Karsh, Hans-Ludwig Blohm, and Michael Kohn 13 x 12.5 N/A
8 September 2003 Canadian Authors, Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill[22] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note company, Limited 750 000 Designed by Katalin Kovats, Based on a photograph provided by National Archives of Canada, Hans-Ludwig Blohm and Michael Kohn 13 x 12.5 N/A
8 September 2003 Canadian Authors, Anne Hébert[22] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note company, Limited 750 000 Designed by Katalin Kovats, Based on photographs by Harry Palmer, Hans-Ludwig Blohm and Michael Kohn 13 x 12.5 N/A
8 September 2003 Canadian Authors, de Saint-Denys Garneau[22] 48 cents Canadian Bank Note company, Limited 750 000 Designed by Katalin Kovats, Based on photographs provided by Garneau family, Hans-Ludwig Blohm and Michael Kohn 13 x 12.5 N/A
10 September 2003 Road World Championships 48 cents Canadian Bank Note company, Limited 4,000,000 Designed by Doreen Colonello, Based on a photograph by Peter Griffith 12.5 X 13 Hamilton, ON
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Roberta Bondar 48 cents N/A N/A Pierre-Yves Pelletier N/A Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Marc Garneau 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Chris Hadfield 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Steve MacLean 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Julie Payette 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Robert Thirsk 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Bjarni Tryggvason 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
1 October 2003 Canadian Astronauts, Dave Williams 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. and Gravure Choquet Inc. 750 000 Pierre-Yves Pelletier Kiss Cut Saint-Hubert, Quebec
4 October 2003 National Emblems (Canada/Thailand Joint Issue), Acer saccharum (Maple Tree)[23] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 1,650,000 Raymond Bellemaire and Veena Chantanatat 12.5 Notre Dame du Lac, Quebec
4 October 2003 National Emblems (Canada/Thailand Joint Issue), Cassia fistula[23] 48 cents Ashton-Potter (USA) Limited 1,650,000 Designed by Veena Chantanatat, Based on a photograph by Kirsten Albrecht Llamas 12.5 Notre Dame du Lac, Quebec
7 October 2003 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Masterpieces of Canadian art[24] 48 cents Lowe-Martin Company Inc. 500,000 Steven Spazuk 12.5 X 13 Quebec City, Quebec
4 November 2003 Christmas Presents 48 cents N/A N/A François Brunelle N/A Ottawa, Ontario
4 November 2003 Christmas Presents 65 cents N/A N/A François Brunelle N/A Ottawa, Ontario
4 November 2003 Christmas Presents $1.25 N/A N/A François Brunelle N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Flag over City of Edmonton 49 cents N/A N/A Saskia Van Kampen N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Green Maple Leaf $1.40 N/A N/A Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Maple Leaf 49 cents N/A N/A Joseph Gault N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Red Maple Leaf 80 cents N/A N/A Monique Dufour and Sophie Lafortune N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Queen Elizabeth II 49 cents N/A N/A Saskia van Kampen and Bryan Adams N/A Ottawa, Ontario
19 December 2003 New Rate Definitives, Moose $5.00 N/A N/A Steven Slipp, Jorge Peral and David Preston-Smith N/A Ottawa, Ontario

2004[edit]

Date of Issue Theme Denomination Design Illustration Printing Process Paper Type First Day Cover Cancellation
8 January 2004 [25] Year of the Monkey 49 cents Louis Fishauf Anita Kunz Lithography in 9 colours plus clear and gold foil stamping plus embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
8 January 2004 Year of the Monkey $1.40 Louis Fishauf Anita Kunz Lithography in 9 colours plus clear and gold foil stamping plus embossing Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, ON
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Johnny Bower 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Marcel Dionne 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Ted Lindsay 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Brad Park 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Larry Robinson 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
24 January 2004 NHL All-Stars, Milt Schmidt 49 cents Stephane Huot Charles Vinh, Pierre Rousseau Lithography in 7 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
29 January 2004 Tourist Attractions: Quebec Winter Carnival 49 cents Bradbury Branding and Design Courtesy of Carnaval de Québec Lithography in 10 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Quebec City, Quebec
16 March 2004 Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn 49 cents Susan Mavor Paul Chiasson Lithography in 4 colours plus 2 special metallic Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
26 March 2004 Otto Sverdrup: 1854-1930 49 cents Martin Mork, Morten Sturup, Raymond Bellemare Martin Mork, Morten Sturup Lithography in 4 colours plus engraving (1 colour) Tullis Russell Coatings Grise Fiord, Nunavut
26 March 2004 Army Cadets: 1879-2004 49 cents Smith-Boake Designwerke Inc. Smith-Boake Designwerke Inc. Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
30 March 2004 Urban Transit: Calgary 49 cents Debbie Adams Andrew Leyerle Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
30 March 2004 Urban Transit: Montreal 49 cents Debbie Adams Andrew Leyerle Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
30 March 2004 Urban Transit: Toronto Transit Commission 49 cents Debbie Adams Andrew Leyerle Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
30 March 2004 Urban Transit: Vancouver 49 cents Debbie Adams Andrew Leyerle Lithography in 10 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
2 April 2004 [26] Tourist Attractions: St. Joseph's Oratory 49 cents Bradbury Branding and Design Bernard Brault Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
19 April 2004 Home Hardware 49 cents Ron Mugford Ron Mugford Lithography in 6 colours Tullis Russell Coatings St. Jacobs, Ontario
4 May 2004 Université de Sherbrooke 49 cents Denis L'Allier Denis L'Allier Lithography in 6 colours plus tag Tullis Russell Coatings Sherbrooke, Quebec
6 May 2004 Montreal Children's Hospital 49 cents Monique Dufour, Sophie Lafortune Paule Thibault Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
6 May 2004 University of Prince Edward Island 49 cents Denis L'Allier Denis L'Allier Lithography in 6 colours plus tag Tullis Russell Coatings Charlottetown, PEI
14 May 2004 John James Audubon’s Birds: Bohemian Waxwing 49 cents Rolf Harded John James Audubon Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
14 May 2004 John James Audubon’s Birds: Boreal Chickadee 49 cents Rolf Harded John James Audubon Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
14 May 2004 John James Audubon’s Birds: Ruby Crowned Kinglet 49 cents Rolf Harded John James Audubon Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
14 May 2004 John James Audubon’s Birds: White Winged Crossbill 49 cents Rolf Harded John James Audubon Lithography in 11 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
14 May 2004 John James Audubon’s Birds: Lincoln’s Sparrow 80 cents Rolf Harded John James Audubon Lithography in 8 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
28 May 2004 Sir Samuel Cunard and Sir Hugh Allan: Transatlantic Mail Service 49 cents Oliver Hill and Dennis Page, Page & Wood Inc. Bonnie Ross Lithography in 5 colours plus 2 varnishes Tullis Russell Coatings Halifax, Nova Scotia
1 June 2004 Tourist Attractions: Montreal International Jazz Festival 49 cents Bradbury Branding and Design Nadia Molinari Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
6 June 2004 D-Day 49 cents N/A N/A Lithography in x colours Tullis Russell Coatings Ottawa, Ontario
18 June 2004 Tourist Attractions: Traverse Internationale du Lac St-Jean 49 cents Bradbury Branding and Design Jean-François Leblanc Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
26 June 2004 French Settlement in Acadia, St. Croix Island, 1604-2004 49 cents Fugazi Suzanne Duranceau Lithography in 5 colours plus steel engraving in one Tullis Russell Coatings Bayside, New Brunswick
19 July 2004 [27] Tourist Attractions: Canadian National Exhibition 49 cents Bradbury Branding and Design Michael Rafelson Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish Tullis Russell Coatings Toronto, Ontario
28 July 2004 2004 Olympic Summer Games: Spyros Louis 49 cents Pierre-Yves Pelletier Imagination (Photolux Studio) Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
28 July 2004 2004 Olympic Summer Games: Women’s Soccer 49 cents Pierre-Yves Pelletier Imagination (Photolux Studio) Lithography in 5 colours Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
12 August 2004 Canadian Open Golf Championship: Driving 49 cents Q30 DESIGN INC. Q30 DESIGN INC. Lithography in 8 colours plus multi-level embossing and foil (one colour) Fasson Oakville, Ontario
12 August 2004 Canadian Open Golf Championship: Putting 49 cents Q30 DESIGN INC. Q30 DESIGN INC. Lithography in 8 colours plus multi-level embossing and foil (one colour) Fasson Oakville, Ontario
15 September 2004 Montreal Heart Institute 49 cents Guénette + Delisle Design Montreal Heart Institute Lithography in 6 colours plus tag Tullis Russell Coatings Montreal, Quebec
Date of Issue Theme Denomination First Day Cover Cancellation
4 October 2004 Nobel Prize Winners, Gerhard Herzberg 49 cents tba
4 October 2004 Nobel Prize Winners, Michael Smith 49 cents tba

Commemorative envelopes[edit]

Date of Issue Theme Design Quantity
13 April 2001 International Postal Hockey Tournament Bernie Reilander 12,000
18 May 2001 Canadian Medical Protective Association Bernie Reilander and Jayne Robertson 10,000
1 April 2004 Henry Birks and Sons [26] Gottschalk plus Ash International 12,000
24 April 2004 Société Philatélique de Québec Gottschalk plus Ash International 12,000
14 June 2004 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gottschalk plus Ash International 12,000
19 June 2004 Mahone Bay: 1754-2004 Oliver Hill and Dennis Page 12,000
24 June 2004 Canadian Forces Medical Services [27] Gottschalk plus Ash International 12,000

Stamp survey[edit]

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.

2003[edit]

Favourite Canadian stamps[edit]

[28]

Stamp Votes Percentage
Polar Bear Watching (Tourist Attractions) 296 10%
Maple Tree (National Emblem) 230 8%
Volunteer Fire Fighters 203 7%
Niagara Falls (Tourist Attractions) 193 7%
RCMP Depot Division (Tourist Attractions) 186 6%
Jean-Paul Riopelle 169 6%
Year of the Goat 134 5%
Canadian Rangers 119 4%
Pedro da Silva 112 4%
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 99 3%

Most relevant stamps[edit]

Stamp Votes Percentage
RCMP Depot Division (Tourist Attractions) 580 20%
Maple Tree (National Emblem) 411 14%
Niagara Falls (Tourist Attractions) 403 14%
Polar Bear Watching (Tourist Attractions) 247 8%
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 219 7%
Marc Garneau (Astronauts) 165 6%
Korean War 162 5%
Volunteer Fire Fighters 130 4%
Magdalen Islands (Tourist Attractions) 128 4%
Province House (Tourist Attractions) 128 4%

Least favourite stamps[edit]

Stamp Votes Percentage
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 445 15%
Lutheran World Federation 358 12%
Year of the Goat 221 7%
Road World Championships 202 7%
Jean-Paul Riopelle 176 6%
Duck (Christmas) 156 5%
Korean War 105 4%
Teddy Bear (Christmas) 84 3%
Pedro da Silva 78 3%

Least relevant stamps[edit]

Stamp Votes Percentage
Year of the Goat 536 18%
AHEPA 506 17%
Lutheran World Federation 425 14%
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 316 11%
Road World Championships 180 6%
Pedro da Silva 164 5%
Korean War 108 4%
Cassia Fistula 84 3%
Jean-Paul Riopelle 58 2%
Teddy Bear (Christmas) 84 3%

Choosing Canada’s stamps[edit]

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.[29] 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.[29]

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.[29]

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.[29] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada Post Collections, Spring 2004, pp.3-4
  2. ^ Canada Post Collections, Spring 2004, pp.6-7
  3. ^ Canada Post Collections, Spring 2004, pp.8-11
  4. ^ Canadian Postal Archives - Intro - Library and Archives Canada
  5. ^ a b Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 14-16.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 20-22.
  7. ^ Canada's Stamp Details, April to June 2001, Volume X, No. 2
  8. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2001, p. 21.
  9. ^ a b c Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2001, p. 22-23.
  10. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2001, p. 20.
  11. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 10-11.
  12. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 12-14.
  13. ^ a b c d Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 18-19.
  14. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 22.
  15. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 25.
  16. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 28-29.
  17. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, p. 9;
  18. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2002, p. 4.
  19. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2003, p. 12, 14-15.
  20. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2003, p. 10-11.
  21. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2003, p. 12-13.
  22. ^ a b c d Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2003, p. 17-19.
  23. ^ a b Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003, p. 12-13.
  24. ^ Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003, p. 14-15
  25. ^ Canada's Stamp Details, January to March 2004, Volume XIII, No. 1
  26. ^ a b Canada's Stamp Details, April to June 2004, Volume XIII, No. 2
  27. ^ a b Canada's Stamp Details, July to September 2004, Volume XIII, No. 3
  28. ^ Canada's Stamp Details, January to March 2005, Volume XIV, No. 1
  29. ^ a b c d Canada's Stamp Details, pp.16-17, January to March 2005, Volume XIV, No. 1