2015 Franklin Expedition: Official First Day Cover (se-tenant pair)
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2015 Franklin Expedition: Official First Day Cover (se-tenant pair)

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2015 Franklin Expedition: Official First Day Cover (se-tenant pair)

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$2.70 CAD
Mintage: While Supplies Last
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Canada and US only

A unique collectible of a famous Arctic mystery! Order today!

Honour the lost sailors of the Franklin Expedition and pay tribute to the Canadian discovery that will help unlock the secrets of a famous Arctic mystery with this unique collectible.

In 2014, Parks Canada and its partners located the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of two ships from Sir John Franklin's 1840's journey in search of the Northwest Passage. In the main image, the probable route of that ill-fated expedition is marked by a red dotted line through the icy Arctic waters.
Franklin's voyage ended in tragedy when his ships became trapped in ice and the surviving sailors eventually died. The desperation of their southbound march is captured in a pictorial cancellation on the se-tenant domestic stamps in the upper right corner, above the cancellation site of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, the closest community to the site where Erebus was found. One of the stamps depicts stricken Erebus encased in ice, while the second is a map of the Arctic islands where the expedition met its grisly fate.

The title text and locations on the stamp are written in Inuktut, a tribute to the stories of Inuit eyewitnesses, passed down through oral accounts which helped pinpoint the eventual discovery.

Stamp details:
  • ISSUE DATE: August 6, 2015
  • CANCEL LOCATION: Gjoa Haven, NU
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Roy White (Subplot, Vancouver)
  • QUANTITY PRODUCED: 15,000
  • DIMENSIONS: 191 mm x 113 mm


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Reviews

Postal Strike?

3

Don't know if this is a 'one-off' due to the pending Canada Post strike, but delivery was by Fed Ex this time. Notice left in my mailbox indicating the package would need to be picked up at their depot (1/2 hour away) as it required a signature. Value of this package was under $3.00 - why couldn't the package have been dropped just like Canada Post does - why the signature requirement?

The Voice

Kamloops, BC

No

Great little story

4

My Canadian history collection.

Ham Hands

Mississauga

Yes

Really Nice!

5

Great addition to the collection. Stamps are of great detail as well as the information found on the back of the card.

DD

Ontario Canada

Yes

2015 Franklin Expedition: Official First Day Cover (se-tenant pair)

4.0 3

66.7

What is the monetary value of the stamp ?

Honest

Hi Honest, As of June 20 2016 the stamps are worth $0.85 each, as indicated by the "P" in the red maple leaf in the upper-right corner of each stamp.

Chad

Hi Honest, The value of each stamp, as of Jun 20 2016, is $0.85 as denoted by the "P" in the red maple leaf at the top right corner of each stamp.

Chad

What is the value of the stamp, it is not clear in English

Honest

Hi Honest, The value of each stamp, as of June 20 2016, is $0.85 as denoted by the "P" in the red maple leaf at the top right corner of each stamp.

Chad

How many stamps does it come? And can it be used on a letter envelope in Canada?

Newbie

Hi Newbie, Two stamps (1 pair) are included. And yes,, they can be used on a letter envelope in Canada.

Chad

How many stamps are included? Your picture shows 4, but your title says "pair".

David

Hi David, Two stamps are included. The image we had was incorrect. There are two versions of the product (one pair and two pairs). We are only selling the one pair version. The image has been corrected on the web page. Sorry for the confusion. We appreciate you pointing this out.

Chad

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  • Mintage While Supplies Last
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