Bulletin # 138 March - Marzec 2014

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POLISH – CANADIAN COIN & STAMP CLUB “TROYAK”

www.troyakclub.com

The MARCH 2014 bulletin was created and is made possible by Robert E. Owczarz

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"TROYAK" CLUB NEXT MEETING ... / NASTĘPNE SPOTKANIE KLUBU "TROYAK" ...

8 – 9th March 2014 - XI Polish-Canadian Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show 2014

MARCH 8 - 9, 2014, Mississauga., Ontario

XI Polish - Canadian Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show 2014, at John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd. (just south of Hwy. 403). Hours: SAT. 9 am to 4 pm with $3 adult admission; SUN. 9 am to 4 pm free admission. Kids 16 and under Free both days. Free parking. 25+ DEALERS of CANADIAN and INTERNATIONAL Stamps, Gold and Silver Coins, Royal Canadian Mint Coins, Paper Money, Military and other Collectibles. Canada Post Shop. Bring coins, stamps or collectibles to be evaluated and get best prices. Organized by the Polish-Canadian Coin & Stamp Club (Troyak Club) offering free stamps for kids. World class Philatelic and Pope John Paul II on World Stamps (1990-1992) ... Exhibits; Displays of Coins, Stamps, Collectibles by Guests and Club Members.
See 
www.troyakclub.com   for details.
More information: Tom at 905-281-0000; Wesley at 416-258-1651;  
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Dealers call Peter (Janusz) at 416-724-4410.

2014 Troyak Club Show ... token / żeton design

JANUSZ ZURAKOWSKI 1914 – 2004 ... TEST PILOT

Janusz Zurakowski began his career in Poland, as an excelling fighter pilot, squadron leader and aerobatic performer. Considered one of the greatest test pilots of his time, he flew more than a hundred types of aircraft and invented an aerobatic manoeuvre known as Zurabatic Cartwheel. He had a distinguished military career, first in the Polish Air Force and then in the Battle of Britain, with a Polish squadron of the Royal Air Force.

Zurakowski came to Canada in 1952 with his wife Anna and two young sons. He became the first Canadian pilot to break the sound barrier (in 1996 Royal Canadian Mint issued a special $20 silver coin to commemorate the occasion). In 1958, he was chosen to be the official test pilot of the CF-105 Avro Arrow, the last Canadian-designed fighter plane.

After the Avro Arrow project was cancelled in 1959, Zurakowski rejected lucrative offers from American aeronautical companies and decided to stay in Canada. Near Barry's Bay, Ontario, in the heart of a region settled by the Polish Kaszub minority in the second half of the nineteenth century, he and his wife opened Kartuzy Lodge, a tourist resort that became a vibrant centre of Polish life. An expert sailor, Zurakowski enjoyed practicing and teaching his skills in the adjoining chain of lakes.

In 2000, Zurakowski was named Honourary Fellow of the International Society of Experimental Test Pilots in Los Angeles, joining the ranks with the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong and Igor Sikorsky. He was a member of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, and received many other distinctions, among them Poland's highest military decoration, the Virtuti Militari. He was named a Pioneer in Canadian Aviation and won the Trans-Canada McKee Trophy. When the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment was founded at Canadian Forces Base in Cold Lake, Alberta, it was named after him. Janusz Zurakowski was buried in Barry's Bay, Ontario, and a park there was named in his honour.

SPECJALNA WYSTAWA ZBIORÓW WIESŁAWA KOSTKI
SPECIAL EXHIBITION BY WIESLAW KOSTKA

Pierwszy raz w Kanadzie zbiory wystawowe Wiesława Kostki z USA ... są prezentowane w formie dwóch wystaw:

1... 1945 Traugutt 25 groszy stamp with surcharge 5 zł. 22.I.1863. Zbiór 1 ekranowy (16 kart wystawowych); zdobył złoty medal w 2011 roku na Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition i szereg innych nagród.

2... Postmarks of the Eastern Territories of the Kingdom of Poland 1815-1871. Zbiór wystawowy 8 ekranowy (128 kart wystawowych); zdobył vermeil (pozłacany) medal w 2011 roku na Philadelphia National Stamp i szereg innych nagród.

Wieslaw Kostka Exhibit * 1945 Traugutt 25 Groszy Stamp with Surcharge 5 ZL/22.I.1863
Awarded ... Palmares of the Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition 2011... for PNSE Single Frame Gold Medal; Polonus President's Award for the Best Single Frame and Polonus Society Gold.
APS AMERISTAMP/SOUTHEASTERN EXPO 2012 Atlanta, Georgia ... for ... Single Frame Prix d'Honneur.

Wieslaw Kostka * Kingdom of Poland Stampless Mail 1815-1871
Palmares of the Philadelphia National Stamp Exhibition 2011 ... Awarded ... PNSE Vermeil Medal; American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Award of Honor; American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors Novice Award and Polonus Society Gold.
Saint Louis Stamp Expo 2012 ... Awarded ... SLSE Gold Medal; Polonus Society Gold.


TROYAK EXECUTIVE TEAM is informing all members, colleagues, collectors and Polonia at large, that Club meetings taking place at John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd. (just south of Hwy. 403), Mississauga, Ontario. The new members are always welcome. www.polishculturalcentre.ca

ADRES SPOTKAÑ KLUBOWYCH ! Zarząd Główny Klubu "Troyak" informuje wszystkich członków kolekcjonerów, sympatyków oraz całą Polonię, że spotkania klubowe odbywają się w Polskim Centrum Kultury im. Jana Pawła II, przy 4300 Cawthra Rd. (na południe od autostrady 403), Mississauga, Ontario. Zapraszamy nowych członków do prężnego. Klubu "Troyak". www.polishculturalcentre.ca

 

"TROYAK" CLUB NEXT MEETINGS ... / NASTĘPNE SPOTKANIA KLUBU "TROYAK" ...

30th March 2014  @  4:30 p.m.

27th April 2014;    25th May 2014;    22nd June 2014

July & August 2014 – Summer break ... Letnie wakacje ...

28th September 2014;    26th October 2014;    30th November 2014



AN INVITATION TO ... "Troyak Junior" Philatelic Club ! "Troyak" Club Executive Team has established "Troyak Junior" Philatelic Club. The official introduction of the "Troyak Junior" Philatelic Club, took place during the II Polish-Canadian Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show, on February 20, 2005, at John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre in Mississauga. "Troyak" Executive Team and Zygmunt (Ziggy) Borowski, Director of the "Troyak Junior" Philatelic Club, invites all children and their parents and also teenagers to join the club. Meetings taking place at: John Paul II Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Rd. (just south of Hwy. 403), Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, contact: Ziggy Borowski at 416-454-2790 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KLUB FILATELISTÓW "Młody Troyak" Z A P R A S Z A ! Zarząd Główny Polsko-Kanadyjskiego Klubu Numizmatyków i Filatelistów "Troyak" założył Klub Filatelistów "Młody Troyak". Dyrektorem Klubu Filatelistów "Młody Troyak" jest Zygmunt (Ziggy) Borowski. Oficjalne zapisy dzieci i młodzieży rozpoczęły się 20 lutego 2005 r. podczas II Polonijnej Wystawy i Targów Numizmatyczno - Filatelistycznych 2005, w Polskim Centrum Kultury im. Jana Pawła II, przy 4300 Cawthra Rd. Mississauga, Ontario. Zapraszamy dzieci oraz młodzież do nowego klubu. Spotkania Klubu Filatelistów "Młody Troyak" odbywają się w Polskim Centrum Kultury w Mississauga. Po więcej informacji prosimy o kontakt z : Ziggy Borowski 416-454-2790 lub This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Zapraszamy.

 

 

 

STOLICE PAŃSTW UNII EUROPEJSKIEJ
CAPITAL CITIES OF EU STATES – ZAGREB
www.poczta-polska.pl

W dniu 11 października 2013 roku wprowadzono do obiegu znaczka pocztowe o wartości 4,60 zł emisji
"Stolice państw Unii Europejskiej". Znaczek wydrukowano techniką offsetową, na papierze fluorescencyjnym,
w formacie39,50 x 31,25 mm, w nakładzie 500.000 sztuk. Arkusz sprzedażny zawiera 20 znaczków.
Z tej okazji została również wydana koperta FDC. Autor projektu: Magdalena Błażków.

Capital Cities of EU States ... Number of stamps in set: 1 stamp; Denomination: 4,60 PLN;
Print run: 500.000 pcs; Printing technique: offset; Stamp size: 39,50 x 31,25; 12 stamps per sheet;
Number of FDC: 1; Circulation date: 11th October, 2013; Author: Magdalena Błażków.

 

 

DENARIUS OF BOLESLAW II THE BOLD
www.nbp.pl

Narodowy Bank Polski is the central bank of the State, responsible for its monetary policy and price stability. The Bank's functions are described in the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the Act on NBP. NBP holds the exclusive right to issue the currency of the Republic of Poland. As the central bank, it does not provide accounts for the general public, accept deposits from or extend loans to individuals. It acts as a banker to the State budget and public sector entities. NBP also holds and manages the foreign exchange reserves of the State. Finally, it functions as a banker to banks, creating conditions for the operation of the Polish banking system. Narodowy Bank Polski is one of the most important research and analytical centres in the fields of economics and financial markets. On 13 September 2013, Narodowy Bank Polski issued into circulation the coin of the "History of Polish Coin" series commemorating Denarius of Boleslaw II the Bold, with the face value of 5 zł.

 

Face value 5 zł - Metal: Ag 925/1000; Finish: proof; Diameter: 24,00 mm; Weight: 7,07 g;
Mintage: up to 20,000 pcs; Issuer: NBP; Coin designer: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec;
The coins, commissioned by NBP, were struck by Mennica Polska S.A.

At the final period of Boleslaw I the Brave's rule, Polish coins ceased to be struck. It was only half a century later when his great-grandson – Boleslaw II the Bold – started to mint new coins. The latter ruler did not, however, stick to the mintage habits of his great forefather. While previously several types of coins had been struck in small volumes, under Boleslaw II the Bold only two basic types of coins were issued. The first of them (type 1) appeared when Boleslaw ruled yet as a prince. The second one (type 2) appeared following his coronation to the King of Poland, which took place in 1076. Hundreds of these coins have survived until present, so they must have been minted on a mass scale. This corroborates the thesis that they were aimed for general circulation and served primarily economic purposes.

The obverse of type 1 coin depicts the head of the Prince in profile with his name, devoid of any title, written around the image. The reverse again shows an image of the Prince, this time mounted on a horse, holding a spear and a shield in his hands. For the purposes of the present issue series, we have chosen type 2 coin – the royal one. From the first glance, there is no doubt that the coin depicts a king. The obverse holds a schematic image of the bust in profile, with a protruding crown on his head and a sword in his hand. The reverse side depicts a three-spire structure topped with domes. It is most probably a symbolic representation of the royal residence. This may be either his Krakow-based palatium, or the Krakow as such – as it was the capital of Poland at his times. The imagery on both coin types may be said to be void of any elements related to sacred symbolism - in its stead the symbols employed on the coins manifest the prestige of the ruler. Even though type 2 coins bear no name of the monarch, the recipients of the coins had no doubt that the coins were issued by the holder of the royal insignia – King Boleslaw.

What makes, however, the value of the coin is not just the visual side of it, but rather – and perhaps even more significantly – the metal from which it was struck. The royal denarii of Boleslaw II the Bold contain unusually little silver, and the content of their latest issues is almost exclusively copper. This monetary fraud may have been one of the reasons behind the resistance of the people against the monarch, which in consequence led to his dethroning. Info: Stanisław Suchodolski.

 

DENAR BOLESŁAWA II ŚMIAŁEGO
www.nbp.pl

Narodowy Bank Polski jest centralnym bankiem państwa odpowiadającym za politykę pieniężną i stabilność cen. Jego funkcje określa Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej i ustawa o NBP. NBP ma wyłączne prawo emisji pieniądza. Jako bank centralny nie prowadzi rachunków bankowych obywateli, nie przyjmuje od nich lokat, nie udziela kredytów. Prowadzi natomiast obsługę budżetu państwa, a także podmiotów sektora finansów publicznych. Gromadzi rezerwy walutowe państwa i zarządza nimi. Pełni funkcję banku banków, tworząc warunki do działania systemu bankowego. Jest również jednym z najważniejszych ośrodków naukowo-analitycznych w dziedzinie ekonomii i rynków finansowych. 13 września 2013 roku Narodowy Bank Polski wprowadził do obiegu monetę o nominale 5 zl z serii „Historia monety polskiej" upamiętniającą denar Bolesława II Śmiałego.

 

Nominał 5 zł - metal: Ag 925/1000; stempel: lustrzany; średnica: 24,00 mm; masa: 7,07 g;
nakład: do 20 000 szt.; Emitent: NBP; Projektant monety: Dominika Karpińska-Kopiec;
Na zlecenie NBP monety wyprodukowała Mennica Polska S.A.

Bicie polskich monet zostało przerwane już pod koniec panowania Bolesława Chrobrego. Wznowił je dopiero po półwiekowej przerwie jego prawnuk – Bolesław Śmiały. Władca ten nie kontynuował jednak mennictwa swojego wielkiego imiennika. O ile poprzednio emitowano aż kilkanaście typów monet, ale w niewielkich nakładach, o tyle obecnie wypuszczono tylko dwa podstawowe typy. Pierwszy pojawił się w czasie książęcych rządów Śmiałego, drugi zaś po jego królewskiej koronacji, która odbyła się w 1076 r. Oba typy znane są obecnie w setkach egzemplarzy, musiały więc być bite masowo. Przemawia to za tym, że były przeznaczone do obiegu i pełniły głównie funkcje ekonomiczne.

W typie 1. na awersie przedstawiono głowę księcia w profilu a wkoło niej jego imię bez żadnej tytulatury. Na rewersie widnieje znów wyobrażenie księcia, ale na koniu, z włócznią i tarczą w rękach. Do niniejszej serii został wybrany typ 2., królewski. O tym, że mamy tu do czynienia z władcą ukoronowa-nym, przekonuje już pierwszy rzut oka. Na awersie widzimy schematycznie przedstawione popiersie z profilu, z wyraźnie zaznaczoną koroną na głowie i mieczem w ręku. Na stronie odwrotnej widać wyobrażenie trójwieżowej budowli zwieńczonej kopułami. Jest to zapewne symboliczne przedsta-wienie siedziby władcy. W rachubę może wchodzić albo jego krakowskie palatium, albo cały Kraków, pełniący wówczas funkcje stołeczne.

Można zatem powiedzieć, że wyobrażenia obu typów nie zawierają żadnych elementów związanych z symboliką sakralną. Została ona zastąpiona przez symbolikę manifestującą prestiż władcy. I choć na monetach typu 2. brak jego imienia, odbiorcy tych monet nie mieli wątpliwości, że emitentem był dysponujący insygniami królewskimi – król Bolesław. O monecie świadczy jednak nie tylko jej postać zewnętrzna. Istotny jest, i to może jeszcze bardziej, metal, z którego jest wykonana. Królewskie denary Bolesława Śmiałego zawierają wyjątkowo mało srebra, a najpóźniejsze emisje są już prawie miedziane. Można przypuszczać, że to oszustwo monetarne było jedną z przyczyn oporu ludności przeciw władcy, co w konsekwencji doprowadziło do zegnania go z tronu. Informacja: Stanisław Suchodolski.

 

 

CANADIAN RECORDING ARTISTS: The Bands - (The Tragically Hip)
www.canadapost.ca

About the Stamp ... This stamp affixed to this collectible OFDC featuring The Tragically Hip is the latest issue in Canada Post's ongoing series honouring Canadian recording artists. This summer, 3 other iconic bands join the series: Rush, The Guess Who and Beau Dommage. Designer Louis Gagnon of Paprika drew on feedback from the groups to focus on what fans recognized most about their beloved artists. The result: a stamp featuring a group shot of The Tragically Hip. The challenge was to balance history with the present to create something classic and lasting. The current band members were present in the development process and gave their input all the way through. To keep everything united, Gagnon showed each group's graphic logo and kept colour tones and textures consistent.

 

About The Tragically Hip ... Five friends from Kingston, Ontario – Gordon Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, and Johnny Fay – founded The Tragically Hip in 1984. The band's name, chosen quickly before their first gig, was inspired by Elephant Parts, a short video by former Monkee Michael Nesmith. Known for their powerful, energetic live performances, The Hip has established a demanding concert itinerary, touring extensively in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The band has released 12 studio albums, 2 live albums, one extended play (EP), and 54 singles, and sold millions of records worldwide. Enjoying mass popularity and critical success, The Hip has received numerous awards, including 14 JUNO Awards, the Governor General's Performing Arts Award and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
About the Canadian recording artists series
... Through the popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, Canada Post makes a tribute to remarkable musical icons. Artists honoured in in the past included Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Bruce Cockburn, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno. The OFDC is cancelled in Kingston, Ontario. Issue Date: July 19, 2013.

 

CANADIAN RECORDING ARTISTS: The Bands - (Rush)
www.canadapost.ca

About the Stamp ... This stamp featuring Rush and the stamp affixed to this collectible postcard makes a tribute to Rush and is the latest issue in Canada Post's ongoing series honouring Canadian recording artists. This summer, 3 other iconic bands join the series: The Tragically Hip, The Guess Who and Beau Dommage. Designer Louis Gagnon of Paprika drew on feedback from the groups to focus on what fans recognized most about their beloved artists. The result: a stamp featuring the fan-favourite cover of Rush's album, 2112. The challenge was to balance history with the present to create something classic and lasting. The current band members were present in the development process and gave their input all the way through. To keep everything united, Gagnon showed each group's graphic logo and kept colour tones and textures consistent.

About Rush ... Rush has sold in excess of 40 million records worldwide, ranking third behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones for most gold and platinum records sold by a rock band. Since releasing its debut album in 1974, the Toronto group has become one of Canada's most successful and influential rock bands. Proving that success doesn't have to come at the expense of artistic innovation, Rush has won numerous JUNO Awards and international distinctions. Band members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart also were made Officers of the Order of Canada and won the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Recognized by the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rush became the first Canadian band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2013, making it part of an elite among Canadian artists to be so honoured.
About the Canadian recording artists series
... Through the popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, Canada Post makes a tribute to remarkable musical icons, Rush and this booklet of 10 stamps and celebrate one of Canada's great rock bands. This handy booklet contains 10 Permanent™ stamps, which are always valued at the current domestic rate. The stamp features the fan-favourite cover of Rush's album, 2112. Issue Date: July 19, 2013.

 

CANADIAN RECORDING ARTISTS: The Bands - (The Guess Who)
www.canadapost.ca

About the Stamp ... This stamp affixed to the OFDC featuring The Guess Who is one of the latest issues in Canada Post's ongoing series honouring Canadian recording artists. This summer, 3 other iconic bands join the series: The Tragically Hip, Rush and Beau Dommage. Designer Louis Gagnon of Paprika drew on feedback from the groups to focus on what fans recognized most about their beloved artists. The result: a stamp featuring the iconic logo of The Guess Who that every fan loves. The challenge was to balance history with the present to create something classic and lasting. The current band members were present in the development process and gave their input all the way through. To keep everything united, Gagnon showed each group's graphic logo and kept colour tones and textures consistent.

 

About The Guess Who ... The Guess Who got their start in Winnipeg in 1962, when singer and songwriter Chad Allen joined Jim Kale, Randy Bachman, Garry Peterson and Bob Ashley to form Chad Allen and the Reflections. In 1965, the band's single "Shakin' All Over" was released to radio stations in a plain white record jacket bearing only the words "Guess Who?" Intended to pique curiosity, the name immediately caught on. Following Bob Ashley's departure, Burton Cummings joined the group. Throughout its career, The Guess Who have recorded 14 top-40 hit singles, sold millions of albums, won 2 JUNO Awards and been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canada's Walk of Fame and the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. In 2002, the band received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. While its membership has changed over the years, the group continues to record and perform to sold-out audiences across the globe.
About the Canadian recording artists series
... Through the popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, Canada Post makes a tribute to remarkable musical icons and celebrate one of Canada's great rock band, The Guess Who. The OFDC is cancelled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and features the iconic logo of The Guess Who. Issue Date: July 19, 2013.

 

CANADIAN RECORDING ARTISTS: The Bands - (Beau Dommage)
www.canadapost.ca

About the Stamp ... This unique stamp affixed to this OFDC featuring Beau Dommage is the latest issue in Canada Post's ongoing series honouring Canadian recording artists. This past summer, 3 other iconic bands join the series: Rush, The Guess Who and The Tragically Hip. Designer Louis Gagnon of Paprika drew on feedback from the groups to focus on what fans recognized most about their beloved artists. The result: a stamp featuring a group shot of Beau Dommage. The challenge was to balance history with the present to create something classic and lasting. The current band members were present in the development process and gave their input all the way through. To keep everything united, Gagnon showed each group's graphic logo and kept colour tones and textures consistent.

 

About Beau Dommage ... Pierre Bertrand, Pierre Huet, Robert Léger and Michel Rivard wrote their first songs when they were in university, performing in intimate, smoke-filled rooms or boîtes à chansons where many young Quebec singers got their start. Mutual admiration for one another's work led the group to join forces, and Beau Dommage was born. Named for a common or colloquial expression meaning "you bet," the group flourished with the addition of Marie Michèle Desrosiers, Réal Desrosiers, and later, Michel Hinton. Beau Dommage made a strong name for itself with its self-described "folk-rock-urban" sound, rich harmonious vocals and lyrics rooted in the Québécois culture. The band's first album, which was self-titled, sold hundreds of thousands of copies – and its second, Où est passée la noce?, achieved equal success. Beau Dommage toured throughout Quebec and across Europe from 1975 to 1978. Although the group eventually disbanded, a strong friendship still binds its members, who reunited in 1984, 1992, 1995 and 2005. Over the course of its existence, Beau Dommage won numerous prizes and awards, including double-platinum status, Félix trophies, and a Billet d'or recognizing strong ticket sales for its live performances. It was the first band ever to receive a medal of honour from the National Assembly of Quebec.
About the Canadian recording artists series
... Through the popular Canadian Recording Artists stamp series, Canada Post makes a tribute to remarkable musical icons, the Band Beau Dommage. The OFDC is cancelled in Montréal, Quebec and features a group shot of the band. Issue Date: July 19, 2013.

 

 

PIONEERS OF WINTER SPORTS - Souvenir Sheet
www.canadapost.ca

Pioneers of Winter Sports ... Dedicated to 3 fearless female athletes, this souvenir sheet is a great way to celebrate the winter sport season. Affixed with the 3 domestic stamps of this issue dedicated to Barbara Ann Scott, Sandra Schmirler and Sarah Burke. Don't forget to pick up the Set of 3 OFDCs featuring the athletes—it comes with a bio to brush up on your knowledge of their accomplishments!

 

Design info ... This souvenir sheet, designed by Paprika in Montreal, is a celebration of history makers and record breakers. The background is a geometric design made up of 2-tone grey triangles with a single coloured triangle representing each of the women. The 3 domestic stamps capture the athletes at their best: in the moment. And each one features an illustration by Louis Hébert. Barbara Ann Scott's stamp is based off a 1948 photo taken by Bill Newton. With her white skating dress and skates, the graceful athlete she looks like she has just completed her routine. Sandra Schmirler's stamp is based off a photo taken by Michael Burns. Schmirler, in red and white, delivers the curling stone down the ice. Sarah Burke's stamp is based off a photo taken by Spencer Kovats. Burke is shown smiling, on an icy blue and white winter background. The "Pioneers of Winter Sports" series highlights Barbara Ann Scott in figure skating, Sandra Schmirler in curling and Sarah Burke in freestyle skiing. Each of these amazing women have changed the face of their sport and left an indelible mark in the memories of fans. Their impressive accomplishments left a lasting legacy in Canada's sporting history.
Specifications
... 3 domestic stamps are affixed to the souvenir sheet. Souvenir sheet measures 118 mm x 90 mm. Issue/On Sale Date: February 3, 2014.

 

 

 

2014 ... $1 Pure Silver coin – LUCKY LOONIE
www.canadapost.ca     www.mint.ca

 

A uniquely Canadian coin commemorating the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Pure silver with selective colour. Face Value: $1; Mintage: 15,000 coins worldwide;
Composition: Pure silver;   Weight: 7.89 g; Diameter: 26.5 mm; Finish: Reverse Proof.

 

 

 

CANADA POST Info ...
www.canadapost.ca

 

First-class Postal Rates from March 31, 2014
Domestic: 85c
USA: $1.20
International: $2.50


 

85th Convention of The RPSC
ROYAL *2014* ROYALE

www.royal2014royale.com

May 30 - June 1, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


 

THE ROYAL PHILATELIC SOCIETY OF CANADA
LA SOCIÉTÉ ROYALE DE PHILATÉLIE DU CANADA
www.rpsc.org

Polish – Canadian Coin & Stamp Club "Troyak"
Member RPSC Chapter C-240 / Członek RPSC Chapter C-240

The Royal Philatelic Society of Canada (RPSC) is Canada's national society for philatelists
(stamp collectors, enthusiasts and aficionados). The RPSC speaks for all Canadian collectors
at provincial,
federal and international levels of philately and is a member of the
Fédération Internationale de Philatélie (F.I.P.)

and the Federation Inter-Americana de Filatelia (F.I.A.F.).





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