Canadian Geographic wildlife photography stamps 2010

Canadian wildlife stamps 2010
Canadian wildlife stamps 2010

On May 22nd, 2010, Canada Post began issuing a series of 5 stamps featuring some of the winners of the Canadian Geographic Wildlife Photography Contest for 2009. The stamps feature images from photos submitted to various categories of the contest. They highlight our country’s biodiversity and, simply, are beautiful to look at. Canadian Geographic is celebrating its 80th anniversary; how better than with a national stamp spread?

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2010 Marine life stamp-joint issue with Sweden

Marine Wildlife-souvenir sheet
Marine Wildlife-souvenir sheet

On May 13th, 2010, Canada Post began issuing a pair of stamps celebrating marine life. The two stamps form a joint issue with Sweden, who, like Canada, is surrounded by many species of marine life. The stamps were created by a Swedish designer and feature a harbour porpoise and sea otter. The Canada issue features elliptical perforations where the two stamps meet, whereas the Sweden issue features a maple leaf design in the perforations. There is also a micro-text hidden in the image of the sea otter.

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