2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp)

2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp)

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2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp)

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$3.50 CAD
Mintage: While Supplies Last
Canada and US only

Celebrate the Canadian discovery with this beautiful stamp!

Celebrate the Canadian discovery! that helped unlock one of the Arctic’s greatest mysteries with this colourful memento honouring the Franklin Expedition.

In 2014, Parks Canada and its partners located the remains of HMS Erebus, one of two ships from Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated 1840’s journey in search of the Northwest Passage. Franklin’s voyage ended in tragedy when his ships became trapped in ice. The surviving sailors eventually died in a desperate southbound march.

On the left side of this colourful memento, a Canadian Coast Guard vessel searches for Franklin's lost ships. On the right, an underwater photo depicting the discovery of Erebus’ bell is overlaid on a map of the Arctic region where the ships were lost. Inset into this image is the international stamp from the series, which combines a sonar image of Erebus with a line drawing of the ship's main deck. On the bottom right corner of the stamp, next to the silhouette of a diver, is the cancellation site: Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, the closest community to the site where Erebus was found.

The title and the diagonal text across the stamp are written in English, French, and Inuktut, a tribute to the stories of Inuit eyewitnesses, passed down through oral accounts which helped pinpoint the historic discovery.

This distinctive collectible will appeal to boating and marine enthusiasts, history buffs and Canadiana collectors.

Stamp details:
  • ISSUE DATE: August 6, 2015
  • CANCEL LOCATION: Gjoa Haven, NU
  • STAMP DESIGNER: Roy White (Subplot, Vancouver)
  • STAMP VALUE: $2.50 (International rate)
  • NUMBER OF STAMPS INCLUDED: 1
  • QUANTITY PRODUCED: 15,000
  • DIMENSIONS: 191 mm x 113 mm


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2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp)
 
4.4

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80%

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Pros

  • Detailed (4)
  • Displays well (3)
  • Mint condition (3)

Cons

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  • Hobby (4)
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4.0

Interesting

By JAC

from NANAIMO, BC

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

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    Comments about 2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp):

    IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO REALISE THAT THE LEFT-HAND PORTION OF THE STAMP REPRESENTS THE UNDERWATER WRECK OF THE HMS EREBUS. A DESCIPTION OF THE STAMP MAY HAVE BEEN A GOOD IDEA.
    THE CANCELLATION DESIGN IS EXCELLENT

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very well done

    By Peter

    from Pensacola, Fl

    About Me Collector, Working Parent

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    • Detailed
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      Comments about 2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp):

      I plan to frame them and hang them on the wall.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      good product but bad shipping arrangements

      By Gricko

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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      Pros

      • Authentic

      Cons

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        • Hobby

        Comments about 2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp):

        bad shipping arrangements and overrated. received this item in a box with air protected bags...no need to waste money like that..and charge for it. thank you

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Beautiful

        By Harold

        from North Portak, Sk

        About Me Collector, Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children

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        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

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          Comments about 2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp):

          Very well done. Great detail. Even better using a magnitfine glass.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Lost Ships in Canadian Waters!

          By DD

          from Ontario Canada

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            Comments about 2015 Franklin Expedition: Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover (International Stamp):

            This piece is a great compliment to anyone who purchased the "Lost Ships in Canadian Waters" coins. The radar images of the ship are really neat and detailed.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            Specifications

            • No.150690
            • Mintage While Supplies Last
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