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The Remembrance Poppy

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 29, 2021
Year 2021
Quantity 2,500,000
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 250,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 40 mm x 32 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Original Purchase Price: $1.92
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, ON
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
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About Stamp

The concept behind this big, bold stamp was not only to immortalize the crimson flower itself but also to offer another way to honour the more than 117,000 Canadians who have died in service to their country.

“I envisioned packages and letters literally wearing their own poppy,” says stamp designer Blair Thomson, an avid philatelist and design collector who shares both passions on his popular Instagram accounts, Graphilately and Canada Modern.

“My approach is to strip away all that’s unnecessary, focusing on the purest form of visual clarity, and eliminating distraction,” he explains. “To me, simple, beautiful compositions have the greatest impact, are emotionally stimulating, and resonate longer in the mind.”

With the printer’s help, Thomson custom-mixed ink to create an almost fluorescent red that, when printed, would match the vibrancy of The Royal Canadian Legion poppy. The stark white background gives the flower added pop, while metallic silver ink adds realism to the head of the pin.


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