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Christmas Knitted Socks

Warm and Cosy - Christmas 2018

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 2, 2018
Year 2018
Quantity 12,070,000
Denomination
PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)
Series Warm and Cosy - Christmas 2018
Series Time Span 2018
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

Layouts

Booklet of 12 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $10.20
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 22 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 70,000
Original Price: $4.55
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 85 mm x 54 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Uncut Production Press Sheet

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Price: $425.40
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 720 mm x 620 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 6,000
Cancellation Location: Cardigan PE
Original Price: $5.55
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 109 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

This year, Canada Post continues its long tradition of Christmas stamps with a secular issue that’s designed to inspire plenty of warm thoughts. The three stamps – domestic, U.S. and international rates – display colourful folk-art inspired depictions of traditional cold-weather wear, the very items you’ll likely find under many trees this Christmas.

Did you know European settlers brought wool-producing sheep to North America, as early as the mid-17th century, to keep their families’ feet warm with knitted socks? Or that worsted caps worn by voyageurs are possibly the predecessor of what we now call toques? What about early Canadians who definitely warmed up with fur-lined mitts made of animal skin, a style that likely originated with the Inuit? In Canada, even dressing for the cold connects us with the past.

At this gift-giving time of year, Canada Post will deliver on the wish list of discerning collectors with a limited edition uncut production press sheet that features multiple booklets from this issue, along with booklets of the 2018 sacred Christmas stamp (page 10). Also included is a bonus pack of all four stamp booklets plus two Official First Day Covers and a souvenir sheet. Unlike uncut press sheets specifically designed as collectibles, the production press sheet is made up of actual booklets before they’re cut for sale. This Canada Post first is sure to make the season very merry and bright for collectors.

Creators

Design: Larry Burke, Anna Stredulinsky | Burke & Burke Illustration: Jillian Ditner.

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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - October - November 2018, Volume XXVII NO 9

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