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Canada Post Community Foundation - Storytelling and the Freedom to Pretend

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 28, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 1,500,000
P + 10¢
Perforation or Dimension Serpentine Die Cut 13 x 12¾
Printer Canadian Bank Note
Postal Administration Canada

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M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.60
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Used - Very Fine $0.45
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Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 150,000
Original Price: $9.50
Dimension: 24 mm x 36 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Original Price: $1.95
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

Canada Post is proud to issue a new semi-postal fundraising stamp. A one-dollar donation from each booklet sold – and 10 cents from each Official First Day Cover (OFDC) – go directly to the Canada Post Community Foundation, which delivers a brighter future to Canadian children and youth. Funds raised through stamp sales, along with generous donations from customers and employees, have allowed the Foundation to grant $4 million to 325 community projects since 2013.

Earlier in 2015, the Foundation handed almost $1.2 million to 107 community initiatives, including a summer camp for young people with special needs, teen mental-health support and crisis counselling, specialized equipment for children with severe disabilities, homework help, playgrounds, and breakfast and literacy programs.

This year’s stamp, designed by Context Creative’s Lionel Gadoury and illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay, depicts the power of storytelling and the freedom to pretend. In an imaginary tent formed by a bed sheet, one youngster reads to another, demonstrating that a rich imagination should be part of every child’s life. The OFDC, which is reminiscent of a colouring book, is intended to bring out the artist in all of us.


Design: Lionel Gadoury, Kammy Ahuja, Joanna Poon – Context Creative. Illustration: Marie-Eve Tremblay.

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