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Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 10-01-2003 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Official First Day Covers:

For background information, see:

The eight stamps were designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier in spherical shapes that call to mind the path of an orbit. The twinkling star is an image found on the Canadian Space Agency's logo; it represents a productive, energy-producing star, believed to have influence over human destiny. Its twinkling appearance is the result of holographic hot stamping and micro-embossing.

Each stamp portrays an astronaut and illustrates a highlight of his or her mission, and the back of the stamp pane provides brief descriptions. The bottom of the pane illustrates the "Canadian space handshake" of 2001, when the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station transferred its launching cradle to the Canadarm on the shuttle Endeavour, with astronaut Chris Hadfield at the controls.

Stamp Specifications

Date of Issue: 01/10/2003
Last Day of Sale: 30/09/2004
Denomination: 8 x 48
Design: Pierre-Yves Pelletier
Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Paper Type: Tullis Russell Coatings
Perforations: Kiss cut
Photography: Canadian Space Agency; NASA
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours, with foil stamping in 2 colours and spot varnish

Quantity: 6,000,000
Tagging: General, all around

Product Number: 113546
Layout: Pane of 8 stamps
Price: $3.84

Product Number: 413546131
Layout: Official First Day Cover
OFDC Cancellation Location: Saint-Hubert QC
Price: $5.84

To order any of the products listed, please note the product number and price and call from Canada and the USA: 1 800 565-4362.
From other countries: (902) 863-6550.
Fax: (902) 863-6796

or write to:



Posts: 223
From: Ontario,Canada
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 10-01-2003 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for poolman18   Click Here to Email poolman18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being from Canada I would like to offer a set of these stamps to the first three people to email me off site. This community has been very helpful to me and I would like to return a little back to the group.

I purchased these sets today and let me tell you they are truly amazing.Beautiful colour and nice size.

Here you go.


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