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Canada’s Bee Stamp 2018

Written by catpaw

February 08, 2019
Scan of 2 Canadian postage stamps with stylized bees

International Bee Day for May 20th

I’m not sure if Canada Post will have a new bee stamp for International Bee Day for May 20th, but they issued a couple of interesting ones last year.

These two stylized permanent stamps (forever stamps) were released May 1st 2018 and they’re kind of cool. Designed by Andrew Perro and illustrated by Dave Murray, the stamps show a bumble bee (currently on the endangered species list in Canada) and a metallic green bee, which is a type of sweat bee in all it’s vivid colours.

The stamps come in singles, a booklet of 10 stamps and a First Day Cover:

Picture of Canada Post bee stamps in booklet format

Booklet sheet

The cancel on the FDC is great! They did a good job on this set although there isn’t a lot of room for the address.

Picture of a First Day Cover for the bee stamps

First day cover

They can still be purchased via Canada Post’s online shop.

If you want to learn a bit more about bees and International Bee Day, and look at a couple of bee photos, check out the article I wrote to accompany this post – International Bee Day is Coming

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