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Hanukkah - 2022

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Name Value
Date of Issue November 7, 2022
Year 2022
Quantity 720,000
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 6 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 120,000
Original Purchase Price: $5.52
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 49 mm x 25 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 4,500
Original Purchase Price: $1.92
Cancellation Location: Montréal QC
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
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About Stamp

A fresh take on an age-old tradition, this new Hanukkah stamp conveys the joyful spirit of the Jewish Festival of Lights through a fun, flamboyant interpretation of the flames on a hanukkiyah (a special eight-branched menorah). This year, the celebration takes place from nightfall December 18 to nightfall December 26.

The kindling of a hanukkiyah is central to the observation of Hanukkah, paying homage to a miracle that took place more than 2,000 years ago. After the Maccabees led the Jews to victory over their oppressors, it is said that the menorah in the rededicated Temple in Jerusalem burned for eight days on a single day’s worth of oil.

Designer Andrew Lewis says his goal in creating the design was to put a new spin on a classical image. The stylized flames, he explains, create a graphic and emotional energy that reflects the joy and excitement of the holiday. “The different colours of the flames represent the various ways people celebrate Hanukkah today – through prayer, singing, feasting, playing with dreidels, sharing gifts,” he says. “The blue background and the white flame of the central shamash (helper candle) ground the design, as those colours hold special importance in Judaism.”


Stamp Designer: Andrew Lewis Design.

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