Bulletin # 178 July 2017 - Lipiec 2017

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POLISH – CANADIAN COIN & STAMP CLUB "TROYAK"

www.troyakclub.com

The JULY 2017 bulletin was created and is made possible by Robert E. Owczarz

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HAPPY 150TH BIRTHDAY, CANADA! / BONNE FÊTE DU CANADA !

2017 ... $5 Pure Silver Coin - Proudly Canadian
www.canadapost.ca    www.mint.ca 

The year 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation—Canada's 150th birthday! To kick off the festivities, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching its own amazing fireworks show with this spectacular coloured and engraved glow-in-the-dark coin. Gaze up at the waving red-and-white flag that all Canadians hold so dear, dynamic and uplifting like our country itself, fittingly set against an exciting fireworks display that glows in the dark. Each coin comes packaged in a festively designed folder that showcases the coin against a background of bright fireworks, with the title "PROUDLY CANADIAN."

Face Value: 5 Dollars ...Composition: 99.99% pure silver;
Mintage: While Supplies Last; Weight: 7.96 g; Diameter: 27 mm;
Finish: Specimen with colour; Edge: Serrated;
Artist: Tony Bianco; Packaging: Special folder.

 

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" ...

July & August 2017 – Summer break ... Letnie wakacje ...

24th September 2017

15th October 2017 @ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ... Fall Show

29th October 2017;    26th November 2017

December 2017 @ Happy Holidays !

14th January 2018 @ 4:30 p.m. ... Annual General Meeting
28th January 2018;    11th February 2018;    25th February 2018
4th March 2018 ... XV Polish - Canadian Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show 2018
25th March 2018;    29th April 2018;    27th May 2018
17th June 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ... Summer Show
July & August 2018 – Summer break ... Letnie wakacje ...

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.

 

Europa
Europe
www.poczta-polska.pl 

W dniu 05 maja 2017 został wprowadzony do obiegu znaczek pocztowy o wartości 5,00 zł emisji "Europa". Znaczek wydrukowano techniką offsetową, na papierze fluorescencyjnym, format znaczka: 43 x 31,25 mm, w nakładzie 225.000 szt. Arkusz sprzedażny zawiera 9 szt. znaczków. Z tej okazji została wydana również koperta FDC. Autor projektu znaczka: Karol Tabaka. Zamek Pieskowa Skała to jeden z nielicznych tak pięknie zachowanych zabytków architektury renesansowej w Polsce. Początki budowli sięgają czasów Kazimierza Wielkiego, który polecił wybudować tu strażnicę strzegącą traktu handlowego z Krakowa na Śląsk. Pod koniec wieku XIV Pieskowa Skała przeszła w ręce rodziny Szafrańców. Po zmiennych kolejach losu, na początku XX wieku zamek został odrestaurowany i przekształcony w pensjonat, utworzono tu także muzeum archeologiczno-przyrodnicze. Po wojnie, od 1949 roku prowadzono tu prace konserwatorskie przywracające autentyczne cechy architektury renesansowej. Autor projektu Karol Tabaka na znaczku przedstawił zamek wznoszący się na cyplu skalnym, górującym nad malowniczą doliną Prądnika i otoczonym lasami Ojcowskiego Parku Narodowego. Zamek – w ramach tegorocznej emisji – ma być ambasadorem nie tylko polskiej historii i zabytków architektury, ale również ma zachęcać do turystycznych wycieczek w piękną polską Jurę Krakowsko-Częstochowską.

Europe ... denomination: 5,00 PLN; print run: 225.000 pcs.
printing techniques: offset; paper: fluorescent; 9 stamps in sheet;
stamp size: 43 x 31,25 mm; circulation date: 5th May 2017;
number of FDC: 1; author: Karol Tabaka.

 

150.rocznica urodzin Władysława Reymonta
150. Anniversary of births of Władysław Reymont
www.poczta-polska.pl 

Dnia 07 maja 2017 roku został wprowadzony do obiegu znaczek pocztowy
o wartości 2,60 zł, emisji "150.rocznica urodzin Władysława Reymonta".
Znaczek wydrukowano techniką rotograwiurową, na papierze fluorescencyjnym,
w formacie 31,25 x 39,5 mm, w nakładzie 120.000 sztuk. Arkusz zawiera 12 znaczków.
Z tej okazji została również wydana koperta FDC. Autor projektu: Ewa Szydłowska.

150. Anniversary of births of Władysław Reymont ... denomination: 2,60 PLN;
number of stamps in set: 1; print run: 120 000 pcs; paper: fluorescent;
printing techniques: photogravure; stamp size: 31,25 x 39,5 mm;
12 stamps in sheet; circulation date: 07th May 2017;
number of FDC: 1; author: Ewa Szydłowska.

 

Międzynarodowa Wystawa Astana EXPO 2017
Astana EXPO 2017
www.poczta-polska.pl

W dniach 10 czerwca – 10 września w stolicy Kazachstanu odbywa się Międzynarodowa Wystawa Astana EXPO 2017. Z tej okazji Poczta Polska 16 czerwca br. wprowadziła do obiegu znaczek wraz z kopertą FDC (Pierwszego Dnia Obiegu) i datownikiem. Tematem przewodnim Wystawy jest „Energia Przyszłości" w co wpisują się: redukcja emisji CO2, życie zgodnie z zasadami efektywności energetycznej oraz energia dla wszystkich. Zalesianie i czyste technologie węglowe, w tym perowskity, błękitny węgiel i grafen to główne wątki polskiej prezentacji wystawowej. Zainspirowały one projektanta znaczka, Andrzeja Gosika do przedstawienia na nim kompozycji drzewa wyrastającego ponad warstwami ziemi oraz wieży „Bajterek", jednego z symboli architektonicznych Astany, na tle nieba z odwzorowaniem atomów grafenu. Znaczkowi towarzyszą cztery przywieszki nawiązujące do motywów polskiego stoiska Wystawy zatytułowane „Zasoby Naturalne", „Grafen", „Błękitny Węgiel" oraz „Rewitalizacja terenów pokopalnianych". Znaczek emisji „Międzynarodowa Wystawa Astana EXPO 2017" został zaprezentowany publiczności podczas Wystawy w Pawilonie Polskim EXPO 17 czerwca 2017 r.

Nominał: 2.60 zł ... autor projektu: Andrzej Gosik; liczba znaczków: 1;
nakład: 120 000 szt.; technika druku: offset; format znaczka: 39,5 x 31,25 mm;
arkusz sprzedażny: 12 + 4 przywieszki; papier: fluorescencyjny;
data wprowadzenia do obiegu: 16 czerwca 2017 r.

Astana EXPO 2017... denomination: 2,60 PLN; print run: 120.000 pcs.;
printing techniques: offset; paper: fluorescent; 12 stamps in sheet;
stamp size: 39,5 x 31,25 mm; circulation date: 16th June 2017;
number of FDC: 1; author: Andrzej Gosik.

 

Polskie Termopile – Zadwórze
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. 29 maja 2017 roku Narodowy Bank Polski wprowadza do obiegu srebrną monetę o nominale 20 zł z serii „Polskie Termopile – Zadwórze".

 

Nominał 20 zł ... metal: Ag 925/1000; stempel: lustrzany; średnica: 38,61 mm;
masa: 28,28 g; brzeg (bok): gładki; nakład: do 18 000 szt.
Projektant: Urszula Walerzak; Emitent: NBP;
Na zlecenie NBP monety wyprodukowała Mennica Polska S.A.

17 sierpnia 1920 r. – w tym samym czasie gdy Wojska Polskie odpierały atak bolszewików spod Warszawy – na przedpolach Lwowa przy stacji kolejowej w Zadwórzu polscy obrońcy śmiałym atakiem zaczepnym przez kilkanaście godzin, aż do wyczerpania amunicji, związali przeważające siły Pierwszej Konnej Armii Siemiona Budionnego. W starciu zginął prawie cały oddział kpt. Bolesława Zajączkowskiego – z 330 żołnierzy poległo 318, a sam dowódca, aby nie wpaść w ręce bolszewików, zdecydował się wraz z ostatnimi obrońcami popełnić samobójstwo. Mimo wygranej pod Zadwórzem Budionny, choć znajdował się 30 km od Lwowa, nie zdecydował się na zajęcie miasta, lecz pospieszył, jak się okazało spóźniony, w stronę Wisły i Wieprza, by wesprzeć wojska Tuchaczewskiego. Tym samym heroiczna walka polskich obrońców wpłynęła na losy całej wojny polsko-bolszewickiej.

Jesienią 1920 r. na miejscu bitwy usypano kurhanmogiłę, a władze II Rzeczypospolitej ustanowiły Krzyż Zadwórza, którym uhonorowano obrońców Kresów. Z kolei jedna z trumien, w których znajdowały się ciała obrońców Lwowa z 1918 r., została złożona z honorami do Grobu Nieznanego Żołnierza podczas uroczystości jego odsłonięcia 2 listopada 1925 r. Było to symboliczne oddanie czci tym wszystkim, którzy we Lwowie i pod Zadwórzem walczyli ofiarnie „o jedność ziem kresowych". Na rewersie monety przedstawiono wizerunek jednego z obrońców Zadwórza 19-letniego sierżanta Konstantego Zarugiewicza oraz Order Virtuti Militari, którym został pośmiertnie odznaczony. Zarugiewicz (1901–1920), polski Ormianin, już 1 listopada 1918 r., jako uczeń 7 klasy pierwszej szkoły realnej, zgłosił się na ochotnika do oddziału kpt. Romana Abrahama i bronił Lwowa. Walczył następnie z Ukraińcami i bolszewikami do końca lata 1919 r., wielokrotnie odznaczony. Po powrocie do domu rozpoczął studia na Politechnice Lwowskiej, ale już wiosną 1920 r. przerwał je, by służyć Ojczyźnie. Był komendantem w czasie plebiscytu na Spiszu, a następnie ponownie wstąpił do Oddziału Ochotniczego kpt. Romana Abrahama.

Pośmiertnie został odznaczony najwyższym polskim odznaczeniem wojskowym, Krzyżem Srebrnym Orderu Wojennego Virtuti Militari (ustanowionym przez króla Stanisława Augusta Poniatowskiego w 1792 r., przywróconym przez Sejm Ustawodawczy w 1919 r.) oraz Krzyżem Walecznych i Krzyżem Niepodległości. Moneta poświęcona bitwie pod Zadwórzem – zwanej polskimi Termopilami – otwiera serię monet pod tym tytułem. W dziejach naszej Ojczyzny mieliśmy liczne przykłady bitewnych zmagań, w których – w imię wolności i niepodległości – polski żołnierz był gotów oddać zdrowie i życie, nawet wtedy gdy przeważające siły przeciwnika od początku nie dawały szans na wygraną. Konstanty Zarugiewicz i pozostali żołnierze oddali życie w bitwie pod Zadwórzem. Czy byli straceńcami, mierzącymi siły na zamiary? Czy raczej kolejną generacją dającą świadectwo: „Jeszcze Polska nie zginęła, póki my żyjemy". Krew przelewana przez pokolenia już na zawsze buduje zobowiązanie dla żyjących. Stąd na awersie wszystkich monet z serii „Polskie Termopile" będzie widniała Atena, bogini sprawiedliwej wojny i mądrości. Polska historia bitew i wojen wskazuje bowiem, że mądrość niejedno ma imię. A życie nie zawsze ma wartość większą niźli godna śmierć. Informacja: Prof. Jan Żaryn.

 

The Polish Thermopylae – Zadwórze
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 29 May 2017 Narodowy Bank Polski will be putting into circulation a silver coin with a face value of 20 złoty from the series "The Polish Thermopylae – Zadwórze".

Face value 20 zł ... Metal: Ag 925/1000; Finish: proof; Diameter: 38.61 mm;
Weight: 28.28 g; Edge: plain; Mintage: up to 18,000 pcs;
Designer: Urszula Walerzak; Issuer: NBP;
The coins, commissioned by NBP, were struck by Mennica Polska S.A.

On 17 August 1920 – at the same time when the Polish Army was fighting off the attack of the Bolsheviks near Warsaw – on the outskirts of Lwów near the railway station in Zadwórze, Polish defenders launched a daring aggressive assault and halted the advance of the overwhelming forces of the First Cavalry Army of Semyon Budyonny for many hours, until they ran out of ammunition. Almost all the defenders from the unit led by Captain Bolesław Zajączkowski died in the clash – 318 out of 330 soldiers were killed, while the commander himself along with the last remaining defenders decided to commit suicide in order not to fall into the hands of the Bolsheviks. In spite of the victory at Zadwórze Budyonny decided not to seize Lwów, even though he was only 30 km away from the city. Instead he hurried towards the Vistula and Wieprz rivers to support the forces of Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but as it turned out it was already too late.

In this way the heroic struggle of the Polish defenders changed the fate of the entire Polish-Soviet war. In the autumn of 1920 a burial mound was built at the site of the battle, and the authorities of the Second Republic of Poland established the Cross of Zadwórze, which honoured the defenders of the Polish Eastern Borderlands. One of the coffins containing the bodies of the defenders of Lwów from 1918 was buried with full military honours in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during its unveiling ceremony on 2 November 1925. This was a symbolic tribute to all those who selflessly fought in Lwów and in Zadwórze "for the unity of Poland's Eastern Borderlands" The reverse of the coin features the image of one of the defenders of Zadwórze, the 19-year-old sergeant Konstanty Zarugiewicz, and the War Order of Virtuti Militari with which he was posthumously decorated. Zarugiewicz (1901-1920), who was a Polish Armenian, volunteered to join the unit of Captain Roman Abraham already on 1 November 1918, as a student of the 7th grade of the junior secondary school, and fought in the defence of Lwów.

He later fought against the Ukrainians and the Bolsheviks until the end of the summer of 1919, and was repeatedly decorated. After returning home, he began studies at the Lwów Polytechnic, but interrupted his education already in the spring of 1920 in order to serve his country. He was a commandant during the plebiscite in Spisz, and then re-joined the Volunteer Unit of Captain Roman Abraham. He was posthumously awarded with the highest Polish military medal, the Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari War Order (established by King Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1792 and restored by the Legislative Sejm in 1919), as well as the Cross of Valour and the Cross of Independence. The coin dedicated to the Battle of Zadwórze – referred to as the Polish Thermopylae – opens the series of coins under this title.

In the history of our homeland we have had many examples of battles where the Polish soldiers were ready to sacrifice life and limb in the name of freedom and independence, even when the overwhelming forces of the enemy rendered victory impossible from the very beginning. Konstanty Zarugiewicz and the remaining soldiers gave their lives in the Battle of Zadwórze. Were they merely hopeless romantics, measuring their abilities on the basis of their aspirations? Or maybe yet another generation giving testimony: "Poland has not yet perished, so long as we live". The blood that has been spilled for generations creates an eternal commitment for the living. Hence the obverse of all the coins from the series "The Polish Thermopylae" will depict Athena, the goddess of fair war and wisdom. The Polish history of battles and wars teaches us that wisdom has many names. And living is not always worth more than dying in glory. Info: Professor Jan Żaryn.

 

WILDLIFE OF CANADA... On Canadian Stamps ...
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/postal-archives/080608_e.html
www.canadapost.ca 

Polar Bear ... Denomination: 2¢; Date of Issue: 1 April 1953;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 50 900 000;
Creators: Designed by John Alexander Crosby;
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: Wildlife that was once so abundant to our fore fathers is being depleted at an alarming rate because of its lack of appreciation. It is the Department's hope that the wildlife series of postage stamp issues will emphasize to all Canadians the importance of securing and restoring the wildlife resources of Canada, not only for their considerable economic value but also becaue they are a constant source of pleasure to thousands in every walk of life. The 2¢ postage stamp displaying a Polar Bear was designed by John Crosby, an artist of the National Museum of Canada, Ottawa.

Moose ... Denomination: 3¢; Date of Issue: 1 April 1953
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 100 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen

Historical Notice: The 3¢ postage stamp displaying the Moose was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., S.S.C., a sculptor of Toronto, Ontario and was engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. Wildlife that was once so abundant to our forefathers is being depleted at an alarming rate because of a lack of appreciation. It is the Department's hope that the wildlife series of postage stamp issues will emphasize to all Canadians the importance of securing and restoring the wildlife resources of Canada, not only for their considerable economic value but also because they are a constant source of pleasure to thousands in every walk of life.

Bighorn Sheep ... Denomination: 4¢; Date of Issue: 1 April 1953;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 100 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 4¢ postage stamp displaying the Moose was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., S.S.C., a sculptor of Toronto, Ontario and was engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa.

Walrus ... Denomination: 4¢; Date of Issue: 1 April 1954;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 50 630 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz;
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 4¢ stamp illustrating a walrus is being issued in support of Canada's National Wildlife Week with the intent that they emphasize to all the importance of securing and restoring the Wildlife Resources of Canada. This design was created by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., Toronto, Ontario.

Beaver ... Denomination: 5¢; Date of Issue: 1 April 1954;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 61 978 500;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz;
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 5¢ stamp illustrating a beaver is being issued in support of Canada's National Wildlife Week with the intent that they emphasize to all the importance of securing and restoring the Wildlife Resources of Canada. This design was created by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., Toronto, Ontario.

Muskox ... Denomination: 4¢; Date of Issue: 4 April 1955;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 200 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz;
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 4¢ stamp illustrates the head of a Musk-ox. This stamp was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.S., of Toronto. Musk-oxen are now limited to a few small herds on the mainland and islands of the Northwest Territories and are totally protected by the regulations of the Northwest Territories game authorities.

Whooping Crane ... Denomination: 5¢; Date of Issue: 4 April 1955;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 200 000;
Creators: Designed by William Rowan; Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 5¢ stamp is blue in colour and illustrates two Whooping Cranes in flight. This stamp was designed by Dr. William Rowan, F.R.S.C., a zoologist of Edmonton, Alberta. These splendid birds existed in fair numbers a century ago but have been reduced to a known 21 birds. Their nesting grounds in Northern Canada are unknown. They migrate south each autumn and winter in Texas.

Caribou ... Denomination: 4¢; Date of Issue: 12 April 1956;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 50 900 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn ; Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 4¢ stamp illustrates in stylized form, a herd of Caribou. This stamp was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., of Toronto.

Mountain Goat ... Denomination: 5¢; Date of Issue: 12 April 1956;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 100 000;
Creators: Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn; Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz;
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Historical Notice: The 5¢ stamp illustrates the head of a Mountain Goat. This stamp was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., of Toronto.

Common Loon ... Denomination: 5¢; Date of Issue: 10 April 1957;
Series: National Wildlife; Perforation: 12;
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited / 51 000 000;
Creators: Designed by Laurence Hyde; Picture and lettering engraved by John F. Mash.

Historical Notice: The new 5¢ postage stamp will illustrate the Loon, a bird well known on Canada's many lakes. The stamp was designed by Laurence Hyde of Montreal. By issuing this postage stamp, the Post Office Department wishes to assist those private, provincial and federal Government Agencies striving to increase interest in the importance of securing and restoring the wildlife resources of Canada. These resources are of considerable economic value, and a constant source of pleasure to thousands in every walk of life.

More history ... One of Canada's invaluable resources is its wildlife. To those who settled Canada the supply of fish and game seemed inexhaustible, but the fur trade and the clearing of wilderness for farms soon took its toll. In less than three hundred years, man destroyed the passenger pigeon, the auk, and the Labrador duck; the bighorn sheep, antelope, musk-ox, fur seal, whale, and walrus also began to disappear. Late in the 19th century, however, with the establishment of national parks, man began to do something to save these animals. The parks, created for the people, became protected havens for all forms of wildlife.

In addition, there are numerous provincial parks, and the Wildlife Service administers ninety-four migratory bird sanctuaries throughout Canada. Since its inception, the Canadian Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, has tried to conserve wildlife through an enlightened programme of management and development. In the case of the beaver, this approach has had positive results, and there are probably more of them today than when the fur trade began. (19-VII-17)

 

Canada 150: PermanentTM Domestic stamps
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Canada 150: PermanentTM Domestic stamps - Booklet of 10 ... Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with this booklet of 10 Permanent domestic stamps. Each stamp in this special sesquicentennial issue captures iconic images and defining moments from the past 50 years. Canada 150: Pane of 10 stamps ... Commemorate Canada's sesquicentennial with this pane of 10 Permanent domestic stamps. Each stamp in this special issue captures iconic images and defining moments from the past 50 years. Canada 150: Official First Day Covers (Set of 10) ... Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with this set of 10 Official First Day Covers. Each collectible envelope features one of the 10 stamps in the sesquicentennial issue, with all 10 packaged in a special presentation folder.

For the 150th year since Confederation, we expanded our storytelling role by issuing 10 stamps – in the shape of a maple leaf for the first time in our history. Our Canada 150 issue celebrates 10 of our country's most transformative moments. These special stamps recreate the events that united us, moved us forward and made us proud to be Canadian. Casting our eyes back on the past 50 years since our centennial in 1967, we selected 10 truly iconic milestones and accomplishments from a wealth of social progress, innovation and other significant achievements that have positioned us as a vibrant and successful nation on the world stage.

There is no question that we Canadians have so much to celebrate for Canada 150. We are a model of tolerance and diversity to the world - a fact reflected in some of our 10 chosen topics. We showed ourselves to be a nation poised for progress during our 100th anniversary, and over the past five decades, we have proved ourselves as builders, creators and inventors, constantly meeting the challenge to be the very best. We have succeeded and achieved greatness in science, sports, leadership and much more. That excellence, that achievement, is an integral part of this stamp issue. We want to share this Canada 150 celebration with you - not just through these 10 magnificent maple leaf-shaped stamps - but through the stories behind them, the unveilings where we came together with Canadians across this land - and together we rose, lumps in our collective throats, so proud of what we've accomplished and empowered to take on the challenges of the future.

Expo 67... World-renowned architect Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 complex was the star attraction at Canada's hugely successful World's Fair in Montréal. For many Canadians, the highlight of Canada's centennial was one of the best global gatherings of the 20th century - Expo 67. The six-month event transformed Montréal and dazzled the world. Canada - then a nation of only 20 million people - attracted more than 50 million people to the city and to spectacular pavilions created by 62 countries. Visitors included some of the most notable figures of the day: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco and Bing Crosby among them.

"It was an extraordinary cultural event, an economic success, a technological event in world history and a moment of great optimism in Canada," Habitat 67 architect Moshe Safdie said at the stamp's unveiling at Habitat 67 on April 27, 2017 - 50 years to the day after Expo 67 opened. "I would like to convey to you the extent to which people felt there is a better world to come and we can make a difference." A photograph of Habitat 67 graces the stamp. The housing complex still reflects the futuristic architecture of Expo 67 and its theme, Man and His World. The modular design was inspired by, as Safdie put it, the principle of "for everyone, a garden." It conjured up a future with urban housing on a more human scale. Safdie's creation quickly became the talk of the architectural world and helped launch his renowned global career. Fifty years later, the legacy of Expo 67 endures in Montréal - and in the personal and collective memories of that moment when Canada hosted and wowed the world. The Expo 67 stamp depicts internationally renowned Montréal architect Moshe Safdie's revolutionary Habitat 67 housing complex, with the larger image behind it on the OFDC showing various Expo 67 memorabilia.

Trans-Canada Highway ... Begun in 1950, completed in 1971, this Canada's coast-to-coast 8,000-km road holds a special place in the hearts of people who've travelled it between St. John's and Victoria. In prosperous postwar Canada, more families owned cars, and road trips for work or pleasure became common - but the country lacked one highway connecting St. John's, N.L., to Victoria, B.C. The Trans-Canada Highway became the nation-building road a growing Canada needed. This highway of adventure, dreams and stories runs through all 10 provinces - and links to roads that reach the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and the United States. The Trans-Canada connects our country physically, culturally, economically and symbolically.

It is also a feat of engineering. Spanning nearly 8,000 kilometres, it is one of the longest national road systems on earth. Construction began in 1950 and while it officially opened in 1962, the Trans-Canada wasn't completed until 1971. Countless Canadians have travelled the highway looking to fulfil their dreams, including up-and--coming young artists, entrepreneurs and athletes. For years, country music star Dean Brody travelled thousands of kilometres on the Trans-Canada chasing his dream. Brody headlined a stamp unveiling May 16 in Regina, while on tour. The event was held alongside the highway at the home of Brandt Group of Companies, which relies heavily on the Trans-Canada for its business. Today, the Trans-Canada, distinguished by its white-on-green maple-leaf markers, still makes it easier for Canadians to explore their vast country and better understand each other. Trans-Canada Highway: OFDC ... The larger image on the front of this collectible features a map of the route across Canada and some of the giant, roadside sculptures found along it – including Woodenhead (B.C.), Pysanka (Alta.), Mac the Moose (Sask.), the Big Nickel (Ont.), and the Big Fiddle (N.S.).

 

 2017 ... $3 Pure Silver Coin - Heart of Our Nation
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No matter where you live; no matter how you came to be here; you'll have your personal story
of what Canada means to you. A must-have souvenir of Canada's historic 150th anniversary!
Foldout display card is ideal to show your pride or start a new collection,
or can lie flat to store for posterity.

Face Value: 3 Dollars ... Composition: 99.99% pure silver; Weight: 7.96 g;
Mintage: While Supplies Last; Diameter: 27 mm; Finish: Specimen;
Edge: Serrated; Artist: Laurie McGaw; Packaging: Special folder.

 

2017 ... $10 Pure Silver Coin - Celebrating Canada's 150th: Grizzly Bear
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The seventh coin in the Celebrating Canada's 150th series highlights the abundance and diversity of wildlife in British Columbia's many breathtaking landscapes, including one species that is synonymous with the province's forests and salmon-rich streams: the grizzly bear. This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication. A new coin each month! Struck and printed in vibrant colour, each coin is presented in the order of each of Canada's province or territory's entry into Confederation.

Face Value: 10 Dollars ... Composition: 99.99% pure silver; Mintage: 25,000;
Weight: 15.87 g; Diameter: 34 mm; Finish: Matte Proof with colour;
Edge: Serrated; Artist: "Jenny" Janet Stevens;
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

 

2017 ... Limited Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set - Canada 150: Our Home and Native Land
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EXCLUSIVE FOR 2017: Canada is a land of opportunity, and a nation whose landscapes are transformed by the seasons—including the autumn colours of our most cherished national emblem. It's defined by cultural diversity and shared values, as well as deep sense of pride in a tradition of achievement and innovation since 1867. The only proof set to include a limited edition Special Proof Dollar alongside frosted versions of the My Canada, My Inspiration circulation coins! Your ONLY opportunity to own the Limited Edition Proof Silver Dollar: The reverse features red colour over the engraved "150", and a contemporary background comprised of thousands of engraved maple leaves. Your set includes the coloured versions of the 2017 $2 and 25¢ winning coin designs! The 50-cent coin features the official CANADA 150 logo, whose maple leaf mosaic represents Canadian Confederation. The repeating pattern gives the design more depth, but also creates the impression that you're viewing Canada on a globe! A heartfelt ode to Canada—and Canadians—on our nation's 150th anniversary!

Composition: 99.99% pure silver (dollar); Mintage: 25,000;
Weight: 23.17 g (dollar); Diameter: 36.07 mm (dollar);
Finish: Proof; Edge: Serrated (dollar); Artist: Jamie Desrochers;
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

Design: Designed by Canadians for Canadians, the engraved images on each reverse are exclusive for Canada's 150th anniversary year—including those of the five circulation coins from the My Canada, My Inspiration collection. The $2 coin, Dance of the Spirits, celebrates the wonders of Canada through its depiction of paddlers gliding across a placid lake under the shimmering curtain of the aurora borealis. The $1 circulation coin, Connecting a Nation, pays tribute to the railways that have brought our country together—and the many impressive landmarks along Canada's rail routes. The 25-cent coin, Hope for a Green Future, shares a child's hope for Canada's abundant nature to be preserved for years to come, through a pair of hands that bring life to a plant that connects all living things. The 10-cent coin, Wings of Peace, captures our spirit of peacekeeping in a stylized design featuring an iconic maple leaf in the beak of a dove. The 5-cent coin, Living Traditions, reimagines the quintessential Canadian beaver in the traditional style of the northeastern woodland Algonkian tribes, thus celebrating 150 years of cultures meeting, sharing and evolving together.

The set also includes a 50-cent coin bearing the official CANADA 150 logo of a maple leaf mosaic, and the set's centrepiece: a limited edition 99.99% pure silver proof dollar. Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, the background features an engraved micro-pattern of thousands of maple leaves that are curved to create the feeling that the coin is a globe, along with a map of Canada to bring the focus on our nation. Engraved above it is the number "150", whose large size conveys the significance of this milestone year, while the application of red colour echoes that of our nation's flag. The words "CANADA", "DOLLAR" and the commemorative dates "1867-2017" are also engraved below in Heritage Canada's official font for the occasion, along with the CANADA 150 logo. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coin sets. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.

 

2017 ... My Canada, My Inspiration Collector Card
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An exceptional souvenir to celebrate Canada's 150th. Includes ALL 5 winning coin designs for 2017, including the very collectible 25¢ and $2 coins in COLOUR! A once-in-a-life-time set highlighting a milestone event in Canadian history! ... 5¢ – LIVING TRADITIONS - Gerald Gloade: reimagines the quintessential Canadian beaver in the traditional style of the Algonkian, celebrating 150 years of cultures meeting, sharing and evolving together. ... 10¢ – WINGS OF PEACE - Amy Choi: captures our spirit of peacekeeping in a stylized design featuring an iconic maple leaf in the beak of a dove. ... 25¢ – HOPE FOR A GREEN FUTURE - Joelle Wong: shares a child's hope for Canada's abundant nature to be preserved for years to come. Its playful design features a pair of hands bringing life to a plant that connects all living things — represented by some notable Canadian animals. ... $1 – CONNECTING A NATION - Wesley Klassen: pays tribute to the railways that have brought our country together — and the many impressive landmarks along Canada's rail routes. ... $2 – DANCE OF THE SPIRITS - Timothy Hsia: celebrates the wonders of Canada with an evocative design featuring the Northern Lights — which the Cree peoples called "the dance of the spirits". A souvenir that will stand the test of time and be cherished by generations to come!

 

Mintage: While supplies last; Edge: Various; Artist: Various;
Packaging: Coins sealed in a blister on the inside panel of a graphic card.

 

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PHSC Symposium 2017 ... July 20-23, 2017
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Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario
Not just another stamp show!

The PHSC introduces a new concept in postal history research, designed to increase collaboration amongst members. Interact and learn from experts and each other. The event will span four full days, from Thursday July 20 to Sunday July 23. Centered in Hamilton, Ontario, we will visit several different sites of historical interest in Hamilton and the greater Toronto area at which invited members will speak about a variety of postal history topics. We will also host a National-level postal history exhibition as well as a bourse with fifteen dealers. Postal History Presentations ... One of the highlights of the event will be a series of 7-9 presentations by fellow members on a variety of topics in the postal history of Canada and British North America. These will take place at a variety of venues around the GTA in conjunction with our visits to historical sites.

 

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