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Canada Postal Services 2006 Issue
Designs by Wade Stewart & Tiit Telmet

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Se-Tenant Pair

Canada Postal Service will issue a new se-tenant pair of stamps that have a postage value of 51 cents each named "Canadian Forces Snowbirds" on the 28th of June 2006. These commemorative stamps depict the famous Canadian Military Aerobatics Flying Team know as Snowbirds. Form in 1971 the Snowbirds have perform their aerobatic flying to more then 116 million spectators. The name Snowbirds was chosen by elementary school children in a competition at Canadain Forces Base Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, now know as 15 Wing Moose Jaw. Snowbirds team is made up of 9 planes. But at first glance, you only see three planes on the stamps. The other six planes are shown in formation in the background as ghost planes.

"Canadian Forces Snowbirds" can be purchased as a Pane of 16, Various corner blocks, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 48mm x 27.45mm with a Souvenir sheet size of 130mm x 65mm and a perforation size of 13+ per 2cm reference. The stamps will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the nine colors Lithography Printing process with Tullis Russell paper and PVA gum. A quantity of 5,000,000 stamps and 400,000 Souvenir Sheets will be printed.


Canadian Forces Snowbirds FDC's


Canadian Forces Snowbirds Souvenir Sheet



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/collecting/default-e.asp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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