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Name Value
Date of Issue August 1, 2001
Year 2001
Quantity 3,300,000
Perforation or Dimension Diecut, imperforate = Découpé à l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé
Series Roses
Series Time Span 2001
Printer Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.
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 $0.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.30
* 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.


Booklet of 12 (sealed)

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $5.64
Perforation: Diecut
Dimension: 64 mm x 30.5 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography (nine colours)
Gum Type: Pressure Sensitive
Tagging: General, four sides tagged
Paper: JAC

Souvenir sheet of 4 stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Original Price: $1.88
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 64 mm x 30.43 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography (nine colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, four sides tagged
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Morden, MB
Original Price: $2.88
Perforation: Diecut
Printing Process: Lithography (nine colours)
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, four sides tagged
Paper: JAC Paper

About Stamp

Beloved for their beauty and fragrance, roses were cultivated by the Ancient Greeks to make perfumed oils and by the Romans for use in cosmetics, remedies and foods. Today, the rose is a symbol of love and a source of inspiration for garden-ers, painters and poets around the world.

Cultivars in Canada
Foreign roses were first imported into Canada from France nearly three centuries ago. Around 1890, breeding took place to develop hardier species that were disease-resistant and which would with-stand harsh Canadian winters. William Saunders, founding Director of the Experimental Farms network, established in 1886, was an early Canadian rose breeder.

Introduced in 1982, this hardy dark-red rose is a complex hybrid originating from a cross between R. kordesii and ' Max Graf ', and a seedling originating from a cross between ' Red Dawn ' and ' Suzanne '. Part of the Explorer series, the rose was named in honour of Samuel de Champlain.

Floral stamp design
Designer Gerry Takeuchi and photographer Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, both of Vancouver, decided to let the topic "speak for itself." The beauty of each rose was emphasized through dramatic full-colour photography and straightforward typography that wouldn't detract from colour and shape. The selected species represent the four pure main rose colours (white, red, pink, yellow), and reflect the diversity of categories, series, and time-lines of rose breeding in Canada. All are connected historically to Quebec, Ontario, the Prairie provinces and British Columbia.


Designed by Gerry Takeuchi Based on a photograph by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2001, p. 10-11.

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