Canada Picture Postage with the 'The World United Against Malaria' Symbol
(Published: September, 2007, Volume 7, Number 2, Issue #23) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)


Canada Poste offered "Greeting Stamps" that people could send in images for picture postage. In 2000, I sent off two separate requests to Canada Poste and ordered 2 panes each of 2 different designs of Picture Postage. I asked that the newly created stamps be used on the cover for both orders. By mistake, the Postal Clerk applied the center design inverted on one of the stamps. I did not ask for this but as it turned out, the only commercial cover has the inverted vignette. And the other vignette was applied correctly so the only known cover with this stamp is correct. Below is text from the Canada Post Corporation describing the 2 issues. Below the text blocks are the items that I ordered.

"© Canada Post Corporation {2001}. Reproduced with Permission"
47¢ Silver Frame /Cadre argenté

December 28th, 2000

Series: Greeting Stamps Series Year (inclusive dates): 2000-

Printer/Quantity: Ashton-Potter Canada Limited

Perforation: Diecut, imperforate = Découpé á l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé

Creator(s): Designed by Steven Spazuk

Historical Notice: The highly successful and popular Greeting Stamps booklet, introduced on April 28, 2000, has been renewed for 2001. Changes have been made to both the frame and the greeting stickers, rendering this unique form of postage more flexible for users. The original (2000) version of Greeting Stamps included only the gold leaf frame, which is still available in the 2001 version. An additional four styles have now been added. silver, mahogany, love, and Christmas. Users can now choose from all five styles. Whereas the original frame had the word "Canada" printed horizontally along the bottom, the word now appears vertically, as well, running up the side of the frame. This new format accommodates horizontal and vertical stickers, and allows users to affix the frame either way on the envelope. The new frame also bears the new denomination ($0.47). In addition to the revised frames, Canada Post has added the holly sticker design to its original four. Users can now choose from five sticker themes: thank you, maple leaf, pen, heart, and a new theme, holly. All five stickers can be mixed and matched with the five frame styles to create a wide variety of customized postage. And as always, you can create your own unique and personalized stamps using Picture Postage. Simply fill out the application on the inside flap of the Greeting Stamps booklet and send it in, along with your favourite horizontal or vertical photo, and you'll receive 25 Picture Postage photo stickers, frames and return address labels. Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 10-11.

Source: POSTAL 3702


47¢ Gold Leaf Frame /Cadre doré orné de feuilles d'érable

December 28th, 2000

Series: Greeting Stamps Series Year (inclusive dates): 2000-

Printer/Quantity: Ashton-Potter Canada Limited

Perforation: Diecut, imperforate = Découpé á l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé

Creator(s): Designed by Steven Spazuk

Historical Notice: The highly successful and popular Greeting Stamps booklet, introduced on April 28, 2000, has been renewed for 2001. Changes have been made to both the frame and the greeting stickers, rendering this unique form of postage more flexible for users. The original (2000) version of Greeting Stamps included only the gold leaf frame, which is still available in the 2001 version. An additional four styles have now been added. silver, mahogany, love, and Christmas. Users can now choose from all five styles. Whereas the original frame had the word "Canada" printed horizontally along the bottom, the word now appears vertically, as well, running up the side of the frame. This new format accommodates horizontal and vertical stickers, and allows users to affix the frame either way on the envelope. The new frame also bears the new denomination ($0.47). In addition to the revised frames, Canada Post has added the holly sticker design to its original four. Users can now choose from five sticker themes: thank you, maple leaf, pen, heart, and a new theme, holly. All five stickers can be mixed and matched with the five frame styles to create a wide variety of customized postage. And as always, you can create your own unique and personalized stamps using Picture Postage. Simply fill out the application on the inside flap of the Greeting Stamps booklet and send it in, along with your favourite horizontal or vertical photo, and you'll receive 25 Picture Postage photo stickers, frames and return address labels.

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2001, p. 10-11.

Source: POSTAL 3703

"© Canada Post Corporation {2001}. Reproduced with Permission"


Images of the frame, vignette and one of the stamps cropped from the covers at 150 DPI:
Notice that the third image has the frame with the inverted vignette.
Image of Stamp Image of Stamp Image of Stamp


Full Pane of the Frame of Canada Picture Postage
Image of Stamp
Full Pane of the Center of Canada Picture Postage
Image of Stamp


Cover sent from Picture Postage company with the panes of stamps inside it.
Image of Stamp


Images of the frame, vignette and one of the stamps cropped from the covers at 150 DPI:
Image of Stamp Image of Stamp Image of Stamp
Full Pane of the Frame of Canada Picture Postage
Image of Stamp
Full Pane of the Center of Canada Picture Postage
Image of Stamp


Cover sent from Picture Postage company with the panes of stamps inside it.
Image of Stamp


*If any reader has any Picture Postage from Canada with a Malaria theme, please contact me at malariastamps@yahoo.com