One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2018 Canada Post WEATHER SERIES Issue
2018 WEATHER SERIES First Day Cover
Feast your eyes on five of Canada’s most wondrous weather phenomena with this Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover, a perfect gift for meteorology enthusiasts and photography fans.
One stamp depicts a thick blanket of steam fog floating across the surface of a British Columbia lake, a second shows a towering waterspout rising from Lake Ontario near Toronto, and a third depicts disc-shaped lenticular clouds soaring like UFOs over the mountains of Alberta’s Jasper National Park. Airborne ice crystals are responsible for the sensational light displays featured on the final two stamps. In one, ice refracts moonlight in the skies above Whistler, British Columbia, creating an eerie halo effect. In the other, artificial light from the city of North Bay, Ontario, is reflected by the crystals, sending colourful pillars of dancing light into the winter sky.
The five domestic stamps on this handsome collectible are a follow-up to Canada Post’s first Weather Wonders issue in 2015.
The stamps are postmarked in North Bay, Ontario. The pictorial cancellation is an anemometer, a device used to measure wind speed. The Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover also features a background illustration of antique weather monitoring equipment.
ISSUE DATE: July 26, 2018
STAMP DESIGNER: Entro Communications
Steam fog (background, stamp) – Mark Newman, Lonely Planet Images, Getty Images
Waterspout – Garry M. Cass
Lenticular clouds – Marilyn Dunstan, Moment, Getty Images