Last year’s announcement of HRH Prince William’s engagement to Miss Catherine (Kate) Middleton, motivated Canada Post to add another series of stamps to their 2011 lineup. On April 29, 2011, Canada Post will begin issuing stamp commemoratives of the Royal Wedding which will occur on the very same day.
On April 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing the second stamp in the «Signs of the Zodiac» series. This month’s stamp depicts Taurus and once again features the astrological sign along with the constellation outline in the background. Adding joining lines to the visible stars of the Taurus constellation explains how it got its name-two upright, front horns are plainly visible.
On April 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of stamps commemorating the UN’s International Year of Forests. The UN’s mandate is to “raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management…for current and future generations”.
This new series of two se-tenant stamps features close-up views of the forest floor and the soaring heights of a new tree. Appropriate images, since a forest is not just about the trees, but the entire ecosystem, including flora and fauna.
On March 21, 2011, Canada Post began issuing the first stamp in a new 12-stamp series which will continue throughout the year. This new series, the Signs of the Zodiac, kicks off in March with the sign of Aries. Ancient Greek astronomers mapped out the constellation of Aries as a ram lying down with his head to the right.