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Canada Postal Services 2010 Issue
Designed by Isabelle Toussanint

African Violets

The Canada Postal Service has issued two new stamps that have a postage value of 57 cents named "African Violets" on the 3rd of March 2010. These stamps depict two different hybirds of the African Violet that are originally from African and know as Picasso and Decelles. In 1892 a German officer Baron Walter von Saint Paul-illaire living in Africa sent seeds to his father in Germany where the plant acquired its name. Today the African Violet is known as the most popular houseplant in the world.

"African Violets" stamps can be purchased as a booklet of 10, Souvenir sheet, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 26mm x 32mm with a simulated perforation. The size of the souvenir sheet is 82.5mm x 120mm with a perforation size of 13+ using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Lowe-Martin using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell paper.

African Violets FDC

African Violets Souvenir Sheet

African Violets Booklet

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