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Floating Adrift - Canada Post Community Foundation

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 30, 2013
Year 2013
Quantity 3,000,000
Denomination
63¢ + 10¢
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Printer Canadian Bank Note
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 $1.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.75
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Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Original Price: $7.30
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 36 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

OFDC

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Fairview, Alberta
Original Price: $1.73
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 36 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Last year, Canada Post sponsored an art competition for kids 15 and under in search of a meaningful image for the annual stamp of the Canada Post Community Foundation. Rising to the challenge of depicting an important issue facing young people, eight-year-old Ezra Peters of Whitelaw, Alberta, edged out four other finalists in an online vote.

His winning entry, Floating Adrift, is a plasticine-on-board sculpture of a white-sailed ship on a deep blue ocean, with a smiling green fish leaping from the water. Inspired by his love of ships, Ezra’s creation is a metaphor for how kids can stay on course if they have the proper support and guidance.

Designed by Ottawa’s Parable Communications, the stamp’s plasticine-like texture and childlike imagery are echoed in the booklet concept, which features a colourful rainbow of plasticine tubes.

The Canada Post Community Foundation provides funding to programs that seek to create lasting change for children and youth. The 10-cent surcharge customers pay for this semi-postal fundraising stamp goes directly to the work of the Foundation.

The other finalists – Alexandria Swartz (Toronto, Ontario), Daman Laking (Smithville, Ontario), and sisters Sally and Lucie Wilkie (Port Williams, Nova Scotia) – will also have an opportunity to see their work appear on a Canada Post product. Their respective entries, Spending Time With Loved Ones, Choices, World Peace, and Shadow of Peace, will grace the stamp issue’s Official First Day Cover.

Creators

Design: Parable Communications. Illustration: Ezra Peters.

Original Artwork

Ezra Peters
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Reference

Canada's Stamp Details (Vol. XXII No 4; September 2013)

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