Maple Leaf (1981-83)|
Updated Jan 5/02
The Maple Leaf design replaced the Parliament design in late 1981, but lasted a relatively
short time, being replaced by another Parliament design.
Three of the values are only available from vending machine booklets. As a result, they have
a straight edge at either the top or bottom.
The first value to be released in this design was a non-denominated "A" - face value of 30c.
The postage rate was jumped from 17c to 30c, with very short notice to make the necessary 30c
stamps. This was Canada's first (and to date, only) non-denominated stamp.
The 5c, 10c, and 30c (red) were issued in a vending machine booklet and exist on both coated
and uncoated paper. Click here for a discussion of identifying
modern-day Canadian postage stamp paper.
The 30c blue and red and 32c yellow and red Maple Leaf stamps were issued in booklets
of 20 and 25, respectively. The stamps in the booklets are perforated 12 x 12 1/2 compared
to the 13 x 13 1/3 sheet stamps. A few of the stamps in each of these booklets are
perforated all around. These are relatively scarce, particularly on the 30c value.
All sheet stamps were issued in panes of 100, coils in rolls of 100, and booklets in various
sizes. All of the coil stamps exist imperforate.