Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Canada / Sweden Joint Issue

Canada Post has issued a joint commemorative stamp issue with Sweden about Marine Life. The stamps were deigned by Martin Mörck and engraved by Lars Sjööblom. The two Canadian stamps feature Harbour Porpoises and Sea Otters. The Swedish issue consists of four stamps, two of which feature the same animals on the Canadian stamps. The issue consisted of a souvenir sheet and an 8 stamp booklet. The booklet is gummed which is something Canada Post has not produced since 2004. The perforations in the booklet also include elliptical perforations which is a common thing in Swedish gummed coil and booklet issues. It was nice to see Canada Post doing an engraved issue. Even better that it was a joint issue with Sweden.

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