2019 Canada 📭🎶🎤 LEONARD COHEN Oversize Mail Rate FDC 🎶🎤📬

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Stamp: One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post LEONARD COHEN Issue


2019 LEONARD COHEN  First Day Cover

Add this celebrated Canadian icon to your collection with this FDC which is one of a set of four Official First Day Covers featuring acclaimed Canadian writer and musician Leonard Cohen. One Official First Day Cover bears all three Permanent domestic stamps from this issue, while the others feature the oversized-rate stamp, the U.S.-rate stamp and the international-rate stamp, respectively.

Each Official First Day Cover features a photograph of Cohen at a different stage of his illustrious career. On the reverse, engaging historical text tells the story of Cohen’s life, work, awards and achievements.

The stamps are postmarked in Cohen’s home city of Montréal, and each Official First Day Cover is cancelled with a different pictorial cancellation, inspired by art from his albums. The issue date of September 21, 2019, was chosen to coincide with the 85th anniversary of Cohen’s birth in 1934.

Born in Montréal in 1934, Cohen was an award-winning poet during his days at McGill University. More poetry and two novels followed after he graduated, including Beautiful Losers in 1966. The following year, Cohen launched a new career in music with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival and the release of his debut album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. In 1984, Cohen released the album Various Positions. It features “Hallelujah,” his most popular and most covered song.

A member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Cohen has also been honoured with multiple JUNO awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cohen died in 2016 at the age of 82, one month after releasing his final album, You Want It Darker. The album’s title track would go on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance.


Issue Date September 21, 2019
Stamp Designer Paprika
Cancellation site Montreal QC

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