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Canada’s 2021 fall stamps

Written by catpaw

September 02, 2021

Canada’s 2021 fall stamps are going to keep some of us hopping. Four sets will be released in September alone. The first issues will  include a rarely seen semi-postal. A stamp a week will arrive, starting on the 8th with a mystery – it’s simply listed as “A Novel Topic”. A book? An author?  

September stamps 

In order::

  • Sept. 8  A Novel Topic  
  • Sept. 14 Cartoonists, also called Drawing the Line – 5 stamps see them here    
  • Sept. 20 semi-postal form the Canada Post Community Foundation – posted 
    1 stamp, booklet of 10
  • Sept. 29 A stamp with universal appeal. 

The last stamp is vague, I suspect on purpose. Canada Post seems to be teasing us with September. So the month starts and ends with a mystery. 

October’s offerings

October will be equally busy starting with Canada Post’s 40th anniversary. Although, not confirmed, there is a tentative release for the event. Royal Mail began, in Canada, in 1869, and changed to Canada Post sometime in the 1960s. However, it wasn’t until 1981 that the government made Canada Post’s name official and it became a crown corporation. 

  • October 14 Canada Post’s 40th anniversary as a crown corporation (this has not been confirmed)
  • October 21 & 29 with two sets in time for Remembrance Day:
  • October 19 Diwali Now posted

Militaria collectors should note one of the issues for Remembrance Day, Valour Road. Valour Road is named in honour of Lionel B. (Leo) Clarke, Fred Hall and  Robert Shankland, 3 WW1 soldiers who all lived on the same street in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the time the road was called Pine Street. By war’s end, each won the Victoria Cross, with Clarke’s and Hall’s being awarded posthumously. Pine Street was renamed Valour Road shortly after the war ended. 

November issues

Christmas comes early to Canada Post via their annual Christmas stamps. November 1st will see a release of angels, for those who prefer a traditional theme. Also issued the same day will be a trio featuring Santa, reindeers and an elf. But it’s hard to imagine how CP will top last year’s delightful Maud Lewis set. Her cats make the set that much more special. 

Souvenir sheet of Maud Lewis stamps showing all three issues and her black cats

Maud Lewis’ cats were the best!

Rounding out the year, Hanukkah stamps on November 8. 

A bit of this and a bit of that

So, a bit of this and a bit of that for the fall collector. You can keep an eye on CP for advance releases through the Canada Post online store.

Sometime in the third week of November I’ll be posting the “Best 2021 Canadian Stamp” poll so remember to come back and vote on your favourite. To see all of the 2021 stamps, wander on over to the Awesome 2021 Canadian stamps where you can see all the issues with bits of information on designers and when possible the theme. 

Happy collecting

Catpaw

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