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Monday, May 4, 2015

Canada Post 2015 Stamp Issue
In Flanders Fields poem







Mark the 100th anniversary of the most popular wartime poem. “In Flanders Fields” was written in early May 1915 by Canadian-born Lt. Colonel John McCrae, a brigade-surgeon, during the First World War. A tribute to his lost comrade and others who gave their lives, the booklet interior features the first stanza of the poem in McCrae’s handwriting. 


On the stamp, soldier’s silhouette set against a bright, red poppy, rows of crosses and the larks that “still bravely singing, fly.” Influenced by this poem, the poppy became a symbol of the sacrifices of war. “In Flanders Fields” continues to move us at Remembrance Day ceremonies around the world. Collectors and military history buffs will appreciate this tribute.



stamp images and description courtesy of:


 www.COLLECTORZPEDIA.com - CANADA POST PHILATELIC PRODUCTS





In Flanders Fields poem: Permanent™ Domestic Stamps – Booklet of 10

CANADA POST PRODUCT # 413980111 

CANADA POST PRICE: $8.50







In Flanders Fields poem: Special Pane of 5 Stamps

CANADA POST PRODUCT # 403980107 

CANADA POST PRICE: $4.25





In Flanders Fields poem: Official First Day Cover (FDC)

CANADA POST PRODUCT # 413980131 

CANADA POST PRICE: $1.85





ISSUE DATE:3 May 2015
NOMINAL VALUE:Permanent™ (domestic rate)
CIRCULATION:400 000 - Booklet of 10
 60 000 - Special Pane of 5
STAMP DESIGN:Janice Carter / Tejashri Kapure
q30 design inc.
STAMP ILLUSTRATOR:-
SIZE: 40 mm x 32 mm (Stamp)
241 mm x 165 mm (Pane)





:: ACKNOWLEDEMENTS 
The Poppy, when used as s symbol of Remembrance in Canada, is a registered trademark of Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion and is used with the kind permission of Dominion Command.