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2 March 2020

Flowers — Dahlias

Canada: Flowers – Dahlias, 2 March 2020. Images from Canada Post and PSG – Postage Stamp Guide.

Four designs announced on 7 September 2019 by Canada Post stamp design manager Susan Gilson at the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show in Mississauga, Ontario.

The following is from an article published by Canadian Stamp News on 23 September 2019:

Rounding out the first quarter of 2020 is another continuation, this of the “Flowers” series, with a set of stamps featuring dahlias.

“This is a bright, punchy spring issue,” said Gilson, who added these stamps will be released on March 2.

Found mostly in Mexico, where it has been that country’s national flower since 1963, as well as Central America, dahlias are also grown in gardens around the world.

This year – 2019 – was named “the year of the dahlia” for bulb crops by the U.S.-based National Garden Bureau, the self-described “marketing arm of the gardening industry.”


Issue Date: March 2, 2020
Stamp Designer: Lionel Gadoury, Umaymah Motala, Malika Soin | Context Creative
Stamp Value: PermanentTM (domestic rate)
Quantity: Produced 600,000
Dimensions: 26 mm x 32 mm

Original Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Printer: Canadian Bank Note
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Deliver delight with this booklet of 10 PermanentTM domestic stamps featuring dahlias.

The two stamps from Canada Post’s annual flower issue, depict two dahlias in bright fresh colours.

A favourite among Canadian gardeners, the dahlia is native to the mountainous regions of Mexico and Central America and is related to the sunflower, chrysanthemum and daisy.

NOTIFICATION

Currently for pre-order only. Your item will ship once it becomes available on March 2, 2020.

Canada: Flowers – Dahlias (souvenir sheet), 2 March 2020.

Stamp Value: 2 x PermanentTM (domestic rate)
Quantity Produced: 70,000
Dimensions: 127 mm x 73 mm

Original Price: $1.84
Perforation: 13+
Printer: Canadian Bank Note
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Delight in the beauty of dahlias with this pretty souvenir sheet. This colourful collectible includes both PermanentTM domestic stamps from Canada Post’s annual flower issue.

A favourite among Canadian gardeners, the dahlia is native to the mountainous regions of Mexico and Central America and is related to the sunflower, chrysanthemum and daisy.

Canada: Flowers – Dahlias (first day cover), 2 March 2020.

Stamp Value: 2 x PermanentTM (domestic rate)
Quantity Produced: 7,000
Dimensions: 190 mm x 112 mm
Cancellation site: Bloomfield NL

Add a touch of spring to your collection with this Official First Day Cover featuring delightful dahlias. This elegant collectible bears both PermanentTM domestic stamps from Canada Post’s annual flower issue. The stamps depicts dahlias in striking shades of fuchsia and orange, while the Official First Day cover features an enlarged version of a dahlia bloom. The Official First Day Cover is cancelled in Bloomfield, Newfoundland and Labrador.

About Stamp Series
In what has become a much-anticipated postal tradition, Canada Post welcomes spring with its annual flower issue – this year, featuring brightly coloured dahlias – just in time for the wedding season and other bloom-worthy celebrations.

Dahlias can be found in almost every colour of the rainbow, except blue. Said to symbolize honesty, balance, inner strength, creativity, positive change and kindness, they have more recently come to be associated with diversity because of the seamless way their many petals form a single, dazzling blossom.

According to Carolyn Cutt, President of the Hamilton & District Chrysanthemum & Dahlia Society, “Canadian gardeners enjoy dahlias for their long-blooming, show-stopping appeal, and because they provide a nectar source for pollinators until winter.”

The fact that Victorian couples gave each other dahlias as a symbol of commitment may be a reason they’re still such a popular choice for wedding floral arrangements.

Creators
Design: Lionel Gadoury, Umaymah Motala, Malika Soin | Context Creative. Photos: Veronique Meignaud

Issue Date: March 2, 2020
Stamp Designer: Lionel Gadoury, Umaymah Motala, Malika Soin | Context Creative
Stamp Value: 2 x PermanentTM (domestic rate)
Quantity Produced: 130,000
Dimensions: 20 mm x 24 mm

Coil of 50 Stamps

Original Price: $46.00
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Printer: Canadian Bank Note
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Add a fresh touch of spring to your mail with this coil of 50 PermanentTM domestic stamps featuring delightful dahlias. The two stamp designs on this coil feature two different views of the spikey, colourful blooms. These elegant stamps are perfect for invitations.


From Linn’s Stamp News article published 15 February 2020:

World Stamps

Dahlias bloom on Canada’s Spring Flowers stamps

Feb 15, 2020, 10 AM

Canada Post’s 2020 Spring Flowers issue is dedicated to dahlias.

On March 2, Canada Post is issuing a se-tenant (side-by-side) pair of nondenominated permanent-rate (currently 92¢) Dahlia stamps in a booklet of 10, coil of 50 and souvenir sheet of two. The stamps in the souvenir sheet have traditional water-activated gum, and the others are self-adhesive.

Canada Post describes the stamp designs as depicting “dahlias in striking shades of fuchsia and orange.” One stamp shows a single dahlia bloom, and the other features three. Two dahlias are pictured in the selvage of the souvenir sheet.

Carolyn Cutt, president of the Hamilton and District Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, is quoted in the January-March issue of Canada Post’s Details magazine for collectors, “Canadian gardeners enjoy dahlias for their longblooming, show-stopping appeal, and because they provide a nectar source for pollinators until winter.”

Found in almost every color except blue, dahlias are members of the Asteraceae family.

Although grown in Canada and the United States, the dahlia is native to Mexico and Central America. In 1963, it was named as Mexico’s national flower.

Canada Post began its Spring Flowers series in 2010 with nondenominated permanent stamps depicting African violets (Scott 2376-2378).

The other flowers featured so far are sunflowers in 2011 (Scott 2440-2444), daylilies in 2012 (2526-2530), magnolias in 2013 (2621-2625), hybrid tea roses in 2014 (2727-2731), pansies in 2015 (2809-2813), hydrangeas in 2016 (2896-2900), daisies in 2017 (2976-80), lotus flowers in 2018 (3087-3091), and cape jasmine gardenias in 2019 (3166-3170).

Lionel Gadoury, Umaymah Motala and Malika Soin of the Toronto-based design firm Context Creative designed the new Dahlia stamps and souvenir sheet, using photographs by Veronique Meignaud.

Canada Bank Note printed the stamps and souvenir sheet by lithography. Five colors were used to print the stamps in booklets of 10 and the souvenir sheet, and six colors were used for the coil stamps.

The stamps also differ in size, with the booklet stamps measuring 26 millimeters by 32mm, and the coil stamps 20mm by 24mm. The souvenir sheet is 127mm by 73mm.

The quantities printed were 600,000 booklets of 10, 130,000 coils of 50, and 70,000 souvenir sheets.

Canada Post serviced 7,000 first-day covers with a Bloomfield, Newfoundland, pictorial cancel showing a drawing of a dahlia bloom. Three dahlias are depicted on the cachet.

The Canada Post product numbers are 414129111 for the booklet of 10, 404129117 for the coil of 50, 404129145 for the souvenir sheet, and 414129131 for the FDC.

Canada Post stamps and related items are available online. Stamps and FDCs are available by mail order from Canada Post Customer Service, Box 90022, 2701 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V 1J8 Canada; or by telephone from the United States or Canada at 800-565-4362, and from other countries at 902-863-6550.

They also are available from many new-issue stamp dealers, and from Canada Post’s agent in the United States: Interpost, Box 400, Hewlett, NY 11557.

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