Canada United States Plans Provinces Blog About

Canada Games

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 15, 1969
Year 1969
Quantity 24,250,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Buy on ebay

Sorry, our call to ebay returned no results. Click on the button below to search ebay directly.
More Results
PSG earns commission on these links.

Stamp Price Values

Condition Name Avg Value
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp. Use these prices as a guide to determine the approximate value of your stamps.

Stamp Supplies on Amazon

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found at the top of the lower flagpole.

About Stamp

A significant advance in the encouragement of emerging athletes has been achieved by establishment of the Canada Games, a concept which reached fruition at the 1st Winter Games held in Quebec City and area from February 11th to 19th 1967. The planned cycle continues with the 1st Summer Games, to be hosted by Halifax and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, during the period of August 16th to 24th, 1969; further renewals at different locations are to take place at similar future intervals. The eligibility of entrants, male or female, all representing their home Province or Territory, is restricted to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants with two years residence in Canada. By eliminating rigid qualifying athletic standards it is hoped that aspiring athletes will gain from association and competition with those who have achieved national or international status. Some 1,800 persons, representing all Provinces and Territories, competed in 14 sports at the 1967 Quebec Games; an anticipated 2,500 will enter the 15 classifications arranged for the Summer Games. Housing arrangements by sports rather than Province or Territory foster national unity and understanding; pride of area is encouraged by the assignment of distinctive colours, a decision which also facilitates identification by the spectators. Capital and operating costs are guaranteed by governmental co-sponsorship at Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels in co-operation with the Canada Games Society.


Designed by Carleton McDiarmid. Picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Donald J. Mitchell.

Similar Stamps


Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1969.

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.