However, of even more philatelic significance is the fact that Canada’s newest stamp is VERY big in every sense of the word at $10, it bears the highest face value ever on any Canada postage stamp. Due to its high $10 face value, several security features have been incorporated on the stamp by the security printers
At 128 by 49 millimetres (about five by two inches) it is the largest stamp ever issued by Canada Post.
Issued only this past week, the stamp depicts a blue whale which can literally reaching more than 30 metres in length and weigh up to 180 metric tonnes so is the largest animal known to have existed, outclassing even the dinosaurs.
So the stamp is the biggest face value, biggest size and features the biggest animals. Surely a new world record for Philately isn’t it?