"Help for Ukraine" Canada Semipostal Stamp Can Be Yours
On July 7, 2022, Canada Post issued a Semipostal stamp picturing a sunflower in support of Ukraine during their escalating war with Russia. Canada Post president Doug Ettinger said, "It's with deep concern and compassion that Canadians have watched the devastating events unfolding in Ukraine, which have displaced millions of families... With this special stamp, Canadians can stand with Ukraine and support the important efforts of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation and their Humanitarian Appeal."
This stamp was the first issued by Canada Post in support of a country needing humanitarian aid. It included a 10¢ surcharge which went to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation. The sunflower design was originally used on Canada stamps issued March 3, 2011. The sunflower is Ukraine's national flower, and, combined with a blue sky in the background, is reminiscent of Ukraine's flag.
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