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Canada Postal Service 2016 Issue
Designed: Lionel Gadoury, Kammy Ahuja, Context Creative

Haunted Canada

Canada Postal Service has issued 5 new stamps with a postage value of permanent domestic rate named "Haunted Canada" on September 8th, 2016. These five stamps are the third set issued in the Haunted Canada series. Each of the five stamps shown above represent five tales of terror. Their tales are listed in the following table:

  • Top Left - is the Bell Island Hag. It is said that she appears as a beautiful maiden to lure her prey into the murky marsh before transforming into a horrific hag.
  • Top Right - was a logging camp cook found dead when workers returned to the camp. It is said that the Dungarvon Whoopers unmerciful cries can still be heard in the Miramichi area around dusk.
  • Middle Left - the people of Charlottetown say that a ships bell rings out at a local church with no one around but four ghostly women dress in white that then disappear into thin air. These four ghostly women are believe to be the ones that drowned when the Fairy Queen Steamer ship sank.
  • Middle Right - Lady in white at Montmorency Falls is a woman who killed herself after she heard her fiance die at the Battle of Montmorency. If you see her, do not touch her gown for it is deadly.
  • Bottom - it is said that the Elgin and Winter Garden Theater Center in Toronto is haunted by a well dressed Edwardian woman and a musical specter named Sam.

Haunted Canada stamps can be purchased as a booklet of 10, Souvenir sheet of 5, Uncut press sheet of 8 booklets, and Souvenir Sheet Official FDC. The size of the booklet stamps is 32mm x 32mm, and the size of the souvenir sheet is 127mm x 73mm, and the size of the souvenir sheet official first day cover is 191mm x 112mm, and the size of the uncut press sheet is 616mm x 483mm. Official First Day Cover cancellation location is Renous NB. PVA Gum is used on the souvenir sheet and the uncut press sheet. They were printed by Colour Innovations using the Lithography 5 color + holographic foil printing process. The quantity of each printed in listed in the following table:

  • Booklet of 10 Stamps, 200,000
  • Souvenir sheet of 5 Stamps, 125,000
  • Official First Day Cover, 9,000
  • Uncut press sheet, 2,000


Haunted Canada Booklet of 10

Haunted Canada Souvenir Sheet of 5

Haunted Canada Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Haunted Canada Uncut Press Sheet of 8 Souvenir Sheets


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

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