Canada Post’s New Semi-postal Stamp

25 Sep 2020  Fri

The Canada Post Community Foundation issued a permanent-rate+10 cents semipostal stamp issued 21st September. Canada Post’s frontline workers helped to choose the design for the semi-postal stamp to support nonprofit organizations that aid children in need.

The winner was the design by Subplot Design Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, featuring an illustration by Isabelle Arsenault, an award-winning illustrator of children’s books. Canada Post described her illustration for the semi-postal stamp as showing “a diverse (and adorable) community of animals living peacefully in a bountiful tree,” adding that “it reminds us that, despite our differences, we have the power to come together.”

Canada Post does not identify the animals shown on the stamp, but the illustration clearly depicts a squirrel, deer, bear and cub, butterfly, red fox, cardinal and snail, all native to Canada. The small mammal on the swing resembles a hedgehog, which is not native to the Western Hemisphere. Also shown in the illustration are a lantern and birdhouse hanging from the tree.

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