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Snowy Owl

Birds of Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 20, 2018
Year 2018
Quantity 910,000
Denomination
PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Simulated Perforation
Series Birds of Canada
Series Time Span 2016 - 2018
Printer Canadian Bank Note
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 $1.65
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify PSG if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • 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 and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 85,000
Original Price: $4.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 114 mm x 92 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Overprint

Quantity Produced - 25,000
Original Price: $4.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 114 mm x 92 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Vancouver BC
Original Price: $5.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

This stamp belongs to the final issue of the three-year Birds of Canada series, which are illustrated by Canadian artist Keith Martin.

Three of the featured species in this issue are provincial birds. The brilliant blue Steller’s Jay, the provincial bird of British Columbia, is a common sight in the campgrounds and coniferous forests of Western Canada. The majestic snowy owl, Quebec’s provincial bird, makes its home on the Arctic tundra. The black-capped chickadee, the provincial bird of New Brunswick, is known for its cheery call and distinctive dark head. This completes a full set of provincial and territorial birds across the three issues, including Birds of Canada stamps from 2016 and 2017.

Of the final two birds, one is common while the other is among the world’s rarest. The iconic Canada goose, found across our country, is recognizable for both its noisy honk and the V-shape formed by flocks migrating south. As for the endangered whooping crane, the world’s largest self-sustaining population nests in Wood Buffalo National Park, which straddles the border between Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Creators

STAMP DESIGNER: Kosta Tsetsekas, Mike Savage. ILLUSTRATION: Keith Martin.

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