Dragonfly Stamps

2007 Canada, Beneficial Insects Definitive Stamp Series


Date of Issue:
12 October 2007
Designer:
Keith Martin 
Size:
20 mm x 24 mm
Perforation:
13+
Printing Process:
Lithography in 5 colours 
Format:
Sheet of 50 stamps 
Printer:
Canadian Bank Note 
Face V.
Design
Quantity
10 c
Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
N/A

The Stamp

The stamp comes from set of 5 designs Beneficial Insects series.

The Canada darner (Aeshna canadensis), or "dragonfly," has wormed its way into the hearts of Canadians with its insatiable appetite for mosquitoes. Although the species acquired its name because of the similarity of its body's shape to darning needles, perhaps its most distinguishing feature, as highlighted on the 10c stamp, is its large compound eyes, consisting of approximately 30,000 facets and taking up two-thirds of its head. 


The Stamp Sheet

The stamp issued in sheet of 50 stamps.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Special editions of uncut sheet of all five designs were
issued by the post in limited amount of 2,500.

The Miniature Sheetelt

Miniature sheetlets were issued in quantity of 350,000.

The FDC

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