Issued: Aug. 16, 2012
Article published in
Canada's Stamp Details (July - September 2012, Volume XXI NO 3)
To celebrate the 100th Grey Cup Game this year, Canada Post has issued a full roster of team stamps, plus one to honour the cup itself.
Logos of the Canadian Football League™ teams grace a choice of eight different PERMANENT™ domestic coils. Exceptional games or events, one per team, are captured on commemoratives available in booklets of ten. Finally, a single stamp spotlighting the cup itself is also available.
According to stamp design manager Liz Wong, when you're producing an issue that includes 17 stamps, ten Official First Day Covers, collectible strips from coils and more (see pages 8 to 23 for all the stamps and collectibles available) you need everyone to be moving the ball in the right direction. The stamps were designed by Bensimon Byrne, the official advertising agency for the CFL®. The agency also provided the written content for the booklets and OFDCs. According to Wong, "Working with a creative team that knew the CFL—and the history of the teams—was instrumental in producing an issue of this scale. Securing the rights and permissions alone was a huge undertaking, but we were lucky to have both the right players in place and the support of the CFL along the way. That made things go smoothly."
In addition to giving collectors who love sports stamps a real "field" day, Canadian consumers and businesses can show where their football loyalties lay and kick off the season by using their team stamp on their mailings.
- Product #: 413852111
- Layout: BC Lions - Booklet of 10 stamps
- Date of Issue: Aug. 16, 2012
- Price: $6.10
- OFDC Cancellation Location: Toronto, Ontario
- Denomination: 2 x PERMANENT™ domestic rate
- Design: Lara Minja (Lime Design Inc.)
- Design/Illustration: Filip Mroz, David Rosenberg | Bensimon Byrne
- Dimensions: 32 mm x 40 mm
- Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
- Illustration: Ron Dollekamp
- Paper Type: Tullis Russell
- Perforations: Simulated perforation
- Photography: ® Registered trademark of the Canadian Football Leagues; ™ Trademark of the Canadian Football League; ®/™ Trademark of the respective Canadian Football League Teams, used under license.
- Printer: Lowe-Martin
- Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours plus varnish
- Tagging: General, 4 sides
- Quantity: A, E & G: 3,500,000 each team
B, C & F: 3,000,000 each team