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Basking Shark - Cetorhinus Maximus

Sharks

Title

Basking Shark - Cetorhinus Maximus

Denomination

PERMANENT™ (P)

Date of Issue

July 13, 2018

Year

Quantity

592,500

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Sharks

Series Time Span

2018

Printer

Lowe-Martin

Creators

Design: Andrew Perro. Illustration: Julius Csotonyi.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 250,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 28.8 mm x 28.8 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 85,000
Original Price: $4.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 122 mm x 78 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Uncut Press Sheet

Quantity Produced - 1,500
Original Price: $21.25
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 482 mm x 650 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Vancouver BC
Original Price: $5.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Despite being demonized by popular fiction and movies, sharks are some of the most fascinating and diverse creatures on Earth. Sharks are also among the world’s oldest surviving species. Their earliest ancestors are thought to have swum the seas at least 420 million years ago.

Canada’s coastal waters serve as a permanent or temporary home to nearly 30 shark varieties. The five we’ve chosen to highlight in this issue, designed by Andrew Perro and illustrated by Julius Csotonyi, have their own unique story.

Native to Canadian waters, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) can grow up to nine metres long on a diet of plankton and other tiny organisms. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has also assessed this species as endangered in the Pacific region and as a special concern in the Atlantic.

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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - June - July 2018, Volume XXVII NO 6

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