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Lightning Storm

Weather Wonders

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 18, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 870,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension Serpentine Die Cut 13¼
Series Weather Wonders
Series Time Span 2015 - 2018
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 $2.20
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.45
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  • 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

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 350,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 48 mm x 26 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 140,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 130 mm x 95 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Uncut press sheet of 6 souvenir sheets

Quantity Produced - 5,000
Original Price: $25.50
Dimension: 616 mm x 483 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Toronto ON
Original Price: $5.25
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

Sunny, cloudy, pleasant or miserable – we feel the weather deeply. There’s no escaping it… but who would want to? The intense beauty of good, bad or even dangerous weather captures imaginations, sparks conversations and inspires artists.

From brilliant flashes of lightning to crystal-clear ice veneers, the images on these stamps showcase the incredible variety of weather we experience in Canada – all thanks to the photographers who braved the elements to capture these meteorological marvels.

Armed with these spectacular visuals, Kosta Tsetsekas and Defne Corbacioglu – of Vancouver-based Signals – designed a set of stamps that are tied together seamlessly.

“We used themed icons as a nod to the long history of weather iconography – the small suns, clouds and raindrops you see in your daily weather forecast,” explains Tsetsekas. “The icons add spice to the stamps without clouding the wonderful photography,” adds Corbacioglu.

The five photographs come from every corner of the country. Daryl Benson snapped hoar frost covering a tree near Beaumont, Alberta. Geoff Whiteway focused on hazy, early-morning fog at Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site in Newfoundland. In Saint-Gédéon, Quebec, Mike Grandmaison chased a rain shower to shoot a double rainbow, while Dave Reede captured radiant flashes of lightning near Winnipeg, Manitoba. Further north, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Frank Reardon caught rarely witnessed sun dogs, created by ice crystals in the air.

Each weather wonder was carefully chosen with expert assistance from Environment Canada’s senior climatologist, David Phillips, who shares our fascination with weather. Says Phillips, “I marvel at the beauty – and violence – of weather in Canada, which these stamps spectacularly depict.”

Creators

Design: Kosta Tsetsekas, Defne Corbacioglu (Signals). Photography: Lightning, Dave Reede (AgStock image – Corbis).
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