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Canada Postal Services 2007 Issue
Design by Isabelle Toussaint

Lilacs

Canada Postal Service has issued two new stamps that have a postage value of 52 Cents named "Lilacs" on the 1st of March 2007. The stamps depict two of the most beautiful hybrids lilacs flowers found in Canada today. One stamp depicts the white Syringa Vulgaris also know as Princess Alexandra. This Lilac was first cultivated in Canada in 1874 by James Dougall of Windsor Ontario. It was one of the first lilacs to be planted in Canada. Dougall name this hybrid after Alexandra the Queen-consort of King Edward VII. The Other stamp depicts the pale purple Syringa x prestoniae also known as Isabella lilac. This hybrid lilac first originated in Canada in 1927 by plant hybridizer Isabella Preston. She created the Isabella lilac by crossing two wild species from China. Each of the stamps was photograph at the Central Experimental Farm in Canada. The farm has more than 700 lilacs and is among the largest collection in Canada.

"Lilacs" stamps can be purchased as a Booklet of 10, Souvenir Sheet, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 34mm x 25.6mm with a kiss cut perforation. The souvenir sheet size is 128mm x 80mm with a Perforation size of 13+ . They will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell Coated paper. A quantity of 10 million booklets and 300,000 souvenir sheets will be printed.


Lilacs FDC


Lilacs Souvenir Sheet



Lilacs Booklet


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

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