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O Canada

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary as an independent country with a set of
10 stamps, each in the shape of the country's symbolic maple leaf and each noting an
achievement of the past 50 years, and all ten issued on June first.

The fourth may raise some eyebrows: Marriage Equality, the legalization of same-sex
marriages a dozen years ago. Canada was the fourth country to enact such legislation,
he first outside Europe.

The left side of the stamp design shows a rainbow flag, the symbol of the L-G-B-T-Q
communities.

While it's hard to imagine the United States issuing such a stamp now, the U-S HAS
issued stamps in the past for what might be considered liberal social issues ó civil
rights, of course, but also voter registration, collective bargaining and even family
planning.

Countries use stamps to tell the world who they are… or how they'd like to be seen.

Iím Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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