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Poinsettia - 36 cents 1987 - Canadian stamp

Poinsettia 1987 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 48 900 000
  • Issue date: November 2, 1987
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #1148

Description

Since ancient times, people have associated plants with various festivals. The tradition persists today and these new stamps thus feature Christmas plants. The poinsettia is a native of Mexico and Guatemala. It was named after Joel R. Poinsett, an American diplomat and botanist who brought one back from Mexico. The innocent-looking potted poinsettia could reach a height of five meters if grown in the wild. Québec painter Claude A. Simard, who has a keen interest in horticulture, has chosen an original way to illustrate the annual Christmas stamp series. By deftly combining the warm reds, greens and golds of traditional Christmas plants and accessories, he has managed to infuse each stamp with the festive atmosphere of the holidays.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1987.

Creators

Designed by Claude A. Simard

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