Sunday, April 25, 2010

An amazing Canadian cover!

Many thanks to Stampraider for this amazing cover posted from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada! I’m particularly thrilled by this cover because it contains a turtle stamp. It's a pity that the turtle's head was defaced with a postmark.
The stamp depicts a Trionyx spiniferus or Spiny Softshell Turtle, one of the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. Issued in 1979, this stamp belongs to the "Endangered Wildlife Series".

On the bottom left, the 2 cents portrait stamp features King George VI of the United Kingdom. It belongs to the KGVI definitive series, issued in 1950.
The other 3 stamp were issued in 1978 to commemorate the Canadian International Philatelic Exhibition (CAPEX - 1978). Another 30 cents denomination stamp makes up a set.

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