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Cardinal - Christmas Animals

Christmas 2017

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 3, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 2,020,000
Perforation or Dimension 22 mm x 24 mm
Series Christmas 2017
Series Time Span 2017
Printer Colour Innovations
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.60
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Booklet of 6 stamps

Quantity Produced - 320,000
Original Price: $7.20
Dimension: 22 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

Souvenir sheet of 3 stamps

Quantity Produced - 100,000
Original Price: $4.55
Dimension: 85 mm x 54 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Cancellation Location: Cardinal ON
Original Price: $5.55
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

This U.S.-rate stamp features a bright red cardinal, and is one of three stamps in this year’s annual Christmas Animals issue.

Ideal for sending Christmas cards and other holiday wishes to friends and family in the United States, illustrator Christiane Beauregard’s stamp depicts a cardinal sitting on a festive branch with a sprig of holly in its mouth.

As with all 2017 stamp issues, this stamp includes a reference to Canada's sesquicentennial. In this issue, the words 'Canada 150' have been underprinted on the stamp paper.


STAMP DESIGNER: Helene L'Hereux. STAMP ILLUSTRATOR: Christiane Beauregard.
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