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Captain Benjamin Sisko vs. Dukat

Star Trek

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 27, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity 965,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension 45 mm x 30 mm
Series Star Trek
Series Time Span 2016 - 2017
Printer Lowe-Martin
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 $1.70
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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Layouts

Prestige booklet

Quantity Produced - 75,000
Original Price: $21.95
Dimension: 171 mm x 96 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 350,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 45 mm x 30 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours

Pane of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 85,000
Original Price: $7.35
Dimension: 160 mm x 181 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Uncut press sheet of 6 souvenir sheets from prestige booklet

Quantity Produced - 5,000
Original Price: $44.10
Dimension: 483 mm x 650 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours, 1 silver foil, 1 holigraphic foil
Gum Type: PVA

Official First Day Cover – Sisko

Quantity Produced - 15,000
Cancellation Location: Vulcan AB
Original Price: $16.95 (set of 7)
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

After Star Trek finished its three-year run in 1969, fans were left yearning for more stories from the stars. William Shatner’s James T. Kirk had captured imaginations and, with fan interest mounting, Star Trek: The Motion Picture debuted in 1979, kicking off six original series feature films – including fan favourite Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. But Kirk did more than inspire fans, he set the standard for every Starfleet captain to come. Five stamps in this issue pay homage to Kirk and his counterparts Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway and Jonathan Archer. These Starfleet heroes saved the galaxy time after time, even in the face of the seemingly unstoppable villains whose likenesses loom in the background. Two other stamps celebrate the intrepid Class-F shuttle and ominous Borg cube.

Designed by Kosta Tsetsekas and Adrian Horvath, of Signals Design Group, these stamps share a similar look to those issued in 2016, with a more modern feel. “There’s more drama,” says Horvath, adding that, as a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, revisiting the futuristic series stoked a renewed interest in his favourite episodes.

Captain Sisko vs. Dukat
Posted to the space station Deep Space 9, near the planet Bajor, Captain Benjamin Sisko took to heart his mission to help the Bajorans recover from the Cardassian occupation. Dukat, the dangerous former prefect of the station, considered Sisko’s new role as a personal affront – and wanted revenge. This animosity led to escalating tensions between the Federation and a new, powerful enemy known as the Dominion, and placed Captain Sisko at the centre of a battle between good and evil.

Creators

Design: Kosta Tsetsekas, Adrian Horvath (Signals). Photos: CBS.
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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine. April 2017, Volume XXVI NO 4.

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