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Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula Arctica) Newfoundland and Labrador

Birds of Canada


Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula Arctica) Newfoundland and Labrador



Date of Issue

July 12, 2016




Postal Administration



Birds of Canada

Series Time Span

2016 - 2017

Perforation or Dimension

20 mm x 24 mm


Colour Innovations


Design: Kosta Tsetsekas, John Belisle (Signals). Illustration: Keith Martin.


Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 114 mm x 92 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Witless Bay NL
Original Price: $5.25
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

Atlantic puffin (Newfoundland and Labrador) – Sometimes called a sea parrot for its brightly coloured beak that turns grey after the breeding season, the puffin spends most of its life at sea. It can dive as deep as 60 metres to catch fish and small crustaceans. Its main breeding grounds in Canada are along the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador and eastern Quebec.

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