2018 Canada πŸ“­πŸ¦ˆ BASKING SHARK Stamp 🦈 "P" Single MNH 🦈

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One (1) SINGLE STAMP in title from 2018 Canada Post


2018 Shark Issues: BaskingΒ 

Dive in - if you dare - and swim with the single stamp of the five fearsome sharks featured in theΒ series.

Nearly 30 types of sharks inhabit or visit Canadian waters, a diverse group of the powerful, ancient predators that have captured our imagination for centuries.

The seriesΒ features five species of sharks on stamps illustrated by noted Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi. The shortfin mako shark can swim at speeds in excess of 50 km/h, making it the world’s fastest. A gentle giant, endangered in the Pacific and of special concern in Atlantic waters, the basking shark can grow up to nine metres in length on a diet solely of plankton. Also endangered is the white shark, Hollywood’s infamous toothy terror. Named for the colour of its back, the blue shark was once considered at risk but populations have since rebounded. Finally, the slow-swimming Greenland shark has the longest lifespan of any vertebrate, with some living more than 400 years.

  • ISSUE DATE: July 13, 2018
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Andrew Perro
  • ILLUSTRATION: Julius Csotonyi
  • STAMP VALUE: PermanentTMΒ (domestic rate)
  • DIMENSIONS: 28.8 mm x 28.8 mmΒ 

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