Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Canada-China 2005 joint issue

I have received recently a mixture of fauna and flora stamps from various contact all over the world. Among those stamps there were this set of two stamps.

These two stamps have been issued on the 13th of October 2005. This is the Canada issue for a Canada/China joint issue, picturing big cats. The lest stamp pictures a Cougar (Puma concolor) and the right stamp pictures a leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). What is more interesting in these stamps is the perforation. The vertical boundary between the stamps is in the shape of a maple leaf ! This is a first for the Canada Post. I have already seen various shapes in the perforation of stamps, but never such an elaborate one. At the end it gives a nice result when the stamps are still together, but I wonder how it looks when the stamps are separated…

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