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Stylized Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue December 28, 1998
Year 1998
Quantity 2,250,000
Denomination
46¢
Perforation or Dimension Diecut, imperforate = Découpé à l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé
Series Maple Leaf
Series Time Span 1998
Printer Avery Dennison Corporation.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $3.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $1.45
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Layouts

ATM Booklet of 18 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 125,000
Original Price: $8.28
Perforation: Imperforate
Printing Process: Lithography
Tagging: None
Paper: Fluorescent Coated Paper

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Perforation: Imperforate
Printing Process: Lithography

About Stamp

Recognized as a Canadian symbol since 1700, the maple leaf was formally adopted as a national emblem in 1860 for use in festivities linked to the visit of the Prince of the Wales. In 1868, it appeared on the coats of arms granted to Québec and Ontario and, by the early 1920's, adorned Canada's coat of arms.

This year, the maple leaf will appear on four new definitives: a domestic-rate ($0.46) ATM issue, a second-step domestic-rate ($0.73) stamp, a U.S.-rate ($0.55) stamp, and an international-rate ($0.95) stamp. The international-rate stamp features a montage of warm colours: a green maple leaf, gold border and orange background. The new Maple Leaf OFDC's were cancelled in Ottawa.

Creators

Designed by Bernhard Mueller
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1999, p. 8-9.

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