New 2011 Canadian stamps feature Xmas stained glass

Xmas stained glass stamp
Xmas stained glass stamp

On November 1st, 2011, Canada Post began issuing three new stamps as part of its Christmas 2011 series. This year’s theme for the new stamps is ‘Stained Glass’. The craft of colouring glass goes back to ancient times. In ancient Egypt, colouring glass was used to make beads and jewelery, as well as ornamental and decorative pieces. The ancient Romans are also known to have manufactured coloured glass; some of these artifacts can still be viewed in various museums.

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New 2011 Canada stamp commemorates International Year of Chemistry

2011 International Year of Chemistry stamp
2011 International Year of Chemistry stamp

On October 3rd, 2011, Canada Post issued a new stamp commemorating the International Year of Chemistry. The opening ceremonies of the IYC took place in Paris, France in January and events continue until the end of 2011. According to the committee, the purpose is to increase the public’s appreciation of chemistry and how it has shaped our lives.

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New 2011 Canada Mental Health stamp

On September 6, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new stamp in its Mental Health series. The design of the stamp was opened up to all Canadians and the favourite design out of the five finalists was voted on by the public. The winning stamp was the entry by Miriane Majeau of Terrebonne, QC, entitled ‘The Puzzle’.

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New 2011 Canadian Innovations series of stamps

Canadian Innovations Stamps 2011
Canadian Innovations Stamps 2011

On August 17th, 2011, Canada Post will begin issuing a new stamp series commemorating important Canadian innovations. You may be surprised to learn which objects used in your day to day life have a ‘Made in Canada’ stamp on them! These stamps will feature the following inventors and their inventions: Thomas Ahearn-the electric oven and stove, George J. Klein-the electric wheelchair, Dr. John Hopps-the pacemaker, and Mike Lazaridis-the Blackberry.

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New 2011 Canadian roadside attractions stamps

Roadside Attractions stamp 2011
Roadside Attractions stamp 2011

On July 7th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new set of four stamps in its ‘Canadian Roadside Attractions’ series. This series began in 2009 and continues to delight with its bright colours and fun facts about travelling along Canadian roadways. This year’s entries are: The World’s Largest Lobster, The Wild Blueberry, The Big Potato and The Giant Squid.

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New 2011 Art Deco Canada stamps

2011 Canada Art Deco stamps
2011 Canada Art Deco stamps

On June 9th, 2011, Canada Post began issuing a new series of stamps celebrating Canadian buildings designed in the Art Deco style. This style, popularized after World War I was widely used around the world in the 1930s and until the 1940s.

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Signs of the zodiac, Canada 2011 stamps, Cancer

Signs of the Zodiac-Cancer
Signs of the Zodiac-Cancer

On June 22, 2011, Canada Post began issuing another stamp in the Signs of the Zodiac series. This month’s entry is Cancer, the Crab. Of all the celestial constellations, this one is the most difficult to view in the night sky since it is very small and its stars glow faintly. Its star points are said to trace out the crab’s claws.

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