Friday, 26 February 2016

Yellow-throated Toucan on Canadian Postage Stamp

     In Canada, and I suspect in most other countries too, one may now customize postage stamps according to one's wishes. Perhaps this is an attempt to encourage more people to use the postal service as opposed to electronic mail, based on the theory that people will want to send correspondence with their souvenir stamp to their friends and acquaintances.
    We have done this once before, several years ago, with a particularly nice picture of a Barred Owl taken by Miriam and I decided to do it with one of my photographs from our recent trip to Costa Rica. This handsome bird certainly fits the bill. I suspect that it may be the only Canadian postage stamp ever to feature a toucan!


  1. Wow what a great idea, sure we can't do that here! Diane

  2. Very cute! I wish I had one too :)

    1. If you would like one send me your address and I will mail a card to you having this stamp on the envelope.

  3. Prachtig om zo postzegels te hebben David.
    Erg mooi om te zien.
    Fijn weekend, groetjes Tinie

  4. That's a great idea.
    Here in Tasmania the Australian Post will put out a 'theme' of natures creatures from time to time.

  5. That's a neat idea, and a great photo.

  6. Dearest David,
    That indeed is a great idea and very personal and unique.

  7. What a brilliant idea,may be get one framed.

  8. Top David, I've seen worse portraits on stamps.
    Have a nice weekend. Gr Jan W

  9. It is lovely! What a nice idea too.

  10. What a great idea! I have never heard of this before. I hope they will do it in the States.

  11. Hello David, this is wonderful. In the Netherlands one can also do this. Great to see you used such a wonderful bird to make the stamps.

  12. I had no idea you could do this. Mind you I never send letters these days and when I do it's usually in prepaid envelopes or I just hand the letter over the counter, they weigh it and that's it. I haven't licked a stamp for years!

    Your toucan stamps may be a collectors's iten one day.............

  13. H David,
    such a wonderful motif for stamps. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

  14. It is a beautiful idea but I don't think we can do it over here. Thank you for your visit to my blog. I am following you on GFC & G+. Inviting you to follow me too. Thank you.

  15. Hi David,
    What a great idea, I didn't have a clue this could be done!
    The choice of the bird is a must, natureally!
    Patrick had gone to Surinam to bring a few species of toucans back to SA, but the the birds were all sick at the dealer's and he would accept their vaccination Patrick had brought from Miami. A sad story... for the birds essentially.
    Thanks for dropping a kind word on my artwork :)
    Enjoy the new week, hugs to share with Miriam.

  16. Not sure you can do that in Australia - but if you could I may send more snail mail! Nice!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  17. Your stamps are very nice. This is great idea.
    I'm not sure, if here in Finland it is possible any more, maybe it is still.

  18. You have shared stamps, is really wonderful.
    Thank you so much for sharing



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