Best seller stamp book issued

Canada Post is issuing its 38th Collection Canada stamp book.

Canada Post has issued the 38th edition of Collection Canada, a highly visual 90-page coffee-table book featuring every Canadian stamp design issued this year. Each year, more than 25,000 copies are sold worldwide, making it a five-time Canadian bestseller.

Popular and highly collectible, these annual yearbooks gather all of Canada Post’s definitive and commemorative stamp designs from the year into a single, richly illustrated and beautifully designed hardcover volume to celebrate another chapter in Canada’s philatelic history.

“Stamps are works of art, and Collection Canada 2011 reflects that in proud detail, making it the perfect coffee-table or showpiece book in any home,” says Jim Phillips, director of stamp services. “There is something for everyone – a fairy-tale wedding, heroes and stars, paintings and architecture, science and nature – all of it a reflection of our vast, beautiful country.”

Every year, collectors and other Canadians appreciate the diversity of stamps that cover a range of fascinating people, places, events and institutions. This wealth of Canadian philately, combined with the talents of those involved in writing and designing the book, results in evocative language, fascinating stories, striking imagery, modern-age design and cutting-edge printing. That’s what makes Collection Canada a perennial Canadian bestseller.

Collection Canada can be purchased at Canada Post retail outlets and this year, for the first time, at Chapters Indigo stores across Canada. Copies can also be ordered online at