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Black History Month Stamps Printed on trusecurity stamp paper

30 Jan 2014

Today, Canada Post will issue two new stamps featuring two African-Canadian communities to celebrate Black History Month in Canada. Printed on trusecurity postage stamp paper, both communities date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and both were dismantled in the name of urban renewal.

Both stamps pair real photographs with photo-inspired watercolour illustrations by artist Janice Kun.

The 2014 Black History Month issue is the sixth installment in the series, which began in 2009. Nine Canadians have been commemorated, including Montreal-born jazz legend Oliver Jones, National Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and Rosemary Brown, the first black woman elected to a provincial legislature (2009).

About the stamps

The stamps measure 32 mm X 32 mm with simulated perforations. They are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell's trusecurity Postage Stamp paper using lithography in five colours.