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Friday, February 13, 2015

Canada 2015
Black History Month - Nelson Mandela





ISSUE DATE: 30 January 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: Permanent™
STAMP DESIGN: Ian Drolet
STAMPS BOOKLET NO.: 413973111
STAMP SIZE: 32mm x 32mm
SOUVENIR SHEET  No.: 403973145
SOUVENIR SHEET SIZE: 125mm x 82mm
SOUV. SHEET STAMP VALUE: 2.50$
FDC No.: 413973131
FDC SIZE: 191mm x 113mm
FDC STAMP VALUE: Permanent™


Evoking Nelson Mandela’s ties to Canada, his image is styled after his portrait taken by renowned Ottawa photographer, Yousuf Karsh, during his first visit to Canada. The stamp background shows a blend of a mountain landscape into the South African flag which was first flown on May 10, 1994 – the day Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President. Descendant of tribal royalty, prisoner, president, Nobel laureate- Nelson Mandela was also a dignified and humble man. His struggle against apartheid inspired hope; his victory triggered a global celebration; his passing in 2013 brought millions to tears. Nelson Mandela was the first foreign leader awarded the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest honour. Canada Post is grateful to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for its cooperation and assistance in the creation of this stamp issue.








:: Black History Month - Nelson Mandela
:: First Day Cover (FDC) 


CANCEL LOCATION: Ottawa, ON


This Official First Day Cover celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to Nelson Mandela. Item features archival photos taken during Nelson Mandela’s youth including a classroom photo on the front (c. 1938), and Mandela in traditional garments (c. 1950) shown on the back. The stamp featured on the Official First Day Cover was designed with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken during Mandela’s first visit to Canada in 1990, and the cancellation mark depicts a ‘King Protea’ which is the national flower of South Africa.
An icon of tolerance and reconciliation, Nelson Mandela was the first living person to receive honourary Canadian citizenship in 2001.
The first president of South Africa to be elected in a free vote by persons of every race, Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Canada Post is grateful to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for its cooperation and assistance in the creation of this stamp issue. 

:: BLACK HISTORY MONTH - Nelson Mandela
:: Souvenir Sheet 



Canada Post celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, an honourary Canadian citizen.
The souvenir sheet features a large, International-rate ($2.50) version of the Mandela stamp which was designed using a photograph by Yousuf Karsh taken during Mandela’s first visit to Canada in 1990. 
Archival photos of Mandela are also included.
Nelson Mandela became the first president of South Africa in 1994 to be elected in a free vote by persons of every race. It was the first election in which he himself could legally cast a ballot.
He is commemorated by Parliament for his “great moral leadership to South Africa and to all humanity.”
Canada Post is grateful to the Nelson Mandela Foundation for its cooperation and assistance in the creation of this stamp issue.



Stamp images and description thanks to Canada Post

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