13 February 2015

Fabric stamp from Canada



Date of Issue : 15 February 2015

The 50th anniversary of the flag is marked with Canada’s first cloth stamp.

Canada’s first-ever fabric stamp is being issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag, on Feb. 15, 2015.

The $5 stamp is printed on a specialized satin rayon fabric, applied to a paper backer using adhesives and silicones. The backer is similar to, but thicker, than that used on most self-adhesive stamps. The material is produced by Wausau Coated Products, based in Wisconsin. The design is simple, a large Canadian flag, with the dates 1965-2015 in the lower left corner. The stamp also includes security features which glow when viewed under an ultra-violet light.

The high-value stamp is being issued on a souvenir sheet, and on an uncut press sheet. The press sheet is signed by Joan O’Malley, the person who sewed the first prototype of the Canadian flag.

A total of 1,000 uncut sheets have been printed. There are 300,000 souvenir sheets, which have red tagging. The souvenir sheet stamp design is also used for the official first-day cover, which has an Ottawa cancel dated Feb. 15, 2015, printed in gold ink with a maple leaf design.

: Canadian Stamp NewsPrakash Modi – Canada

Club News


New pictorial cancellation from Germany

On March 8th a new pictorial cancellation will be issued at 56564 NEUWIED. The cancellation is featuring  a mummy head (head of a mummy) of the Botocuden-Indians . The rest of the Botocudens lives at the state Minas Gerais (BRAZIL). Interested philatelists may please contact: Wolfgang Beyer,

member of the German Collector Group ARGE BRAZIL. Mail: Wolfgang.beyer1@aol.de .

Postage rates: 0,80 Euro AIRMAIL ,2,95 Euro Registered AIRMAIL



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