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Ayrton Senna - Formula 1

Formula 1 Racing - 50th Anniversary


Ayrton Senna - Formula 1



Date of Issue

May 16, 2017




Postal Administration



Formula 1 Racing - 50th Anniversary

Series Time Span


Perforation or Dimension

26 mm x 32 mm


Colour Innovations


Design: Paprika. Illustration: Marie Bergeron. Photos: Senna, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch, Getty Images; © of ASE under license from Instituto Ayrton Senna.


Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 300,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 26 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours (CMYK + MFX), tagging

Pane of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 80,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 160 mm x 200 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours (CMYK + MFX), tagging
Gum Type: PVA

Uncut press sheet of 25 stamps

Quantity Produced - 2,000
Original Price: $21.25
Dimension: 358 mm x 608 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours (CMYK + MFX), tagging
Gum Type: PVA

Official First Day Cover – Ayrton Senna

Quantity Produced - 11,000
Cancellation Location: Montréal QC
Original Price: $9.25 (set of 5)
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 racing in Canada, Canada Post has issued a supercharged set of stamps featuring five of the fastest drivers ever to capture the checkered flag at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA – each representing a different decade in the history of the race.

Designed by Paprika of Montréal, the stamps appear as miniature racing posters. In addition to classic photos of the five showcased drivers, each stamp offers a stylized overhead view of the car used to secure victory. This level of detail is carried over to the five Official First Day Covers, where the cancel on each cover represents the particular wheel and rim of each driver’s winning race car.

In addition to the OFDCs (sold individually or as a set), the issue includes a booklet of 10 stamps (two stamps of each of the five designs), a pane of five gummed stamps, an uncut press sheet and several framed collectibles of these featured drivers.

The fierce and fearless Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna won the trophy at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA in 1988 and 1990.

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