Canadian Inventions featured on postage stamps
Canada Post believes in celebrating its country’s achievements and they have issued 4 postage stamps to show the innovative scientific advancements brought about by Canadian imagination. The stamps are part of a set of four but they can be used individually and they are each valued at 59 cents. Many philatelists will purchase all four stamps together to keep as a set. Canadian stamps are highly sought after in the philately world.
BlackBerry postage stamp
The BlackBerry device was the first smart phone.
Pacemaker postage stamp
The first device was too large to be used inside a person but it did work effectively. Only 8 years elapsed before an internal pacemaker was implanted in a human being.
Canada Post innovation
Canada Post are innovative when it comes to issuing new stamps as is evidenced by the Canada Art series and a recent issues featuring astrology signs on postage stamps sets. Just like the USPS and their forever stamp, Canada Post has its own stamp that can be used anytime in the future, The Canada version is called Permanent and each stamp issued has the letter P printed on it instead of the monetary denomination.
Permanent Canadian stamp
An example is the McGarrigle postage stamp opposite which shows the ‘P’ in the bottom right hand corner. The well known McGarrigle sisters have joined the illusive band of famous women featured on stamps. There is no stamp price pictured either, so recognizing a Permanent Canadian stamp is easy.
The permanent stamps will always be accepted (at any time in the future) as representing the current domestic postage price. This ‘P’ stamp allows a letter (up to 30 grams) to be posted anywhere in Canada.
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Electric wheelchair postage stamp
He also invented other medical and microsurgical devices and was part of a team who worked on an early nuclear reactor for Canada.
Electric oven postage stamp
The oven was very big at nearly 6 foot square and was constructed of brick, just like a storage heater. Thomas also had patents for Electric Heaters, Water Heaters and the Electric Iron.
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