Canada Post and the USPS issue stamps honoring Samuel de Champlain

May 24th, 2006

On May 28, 2006, Canada Post and the United States Postal Service will release a joint stamp issue that celebrates the 400th anniversary of French explorer Samuel de Champlain's 1606 voyage along the coast of New England to Cape Cod.

This special issue, comprising stamps and a Souvenir Sheet, is Canada's latest philatelic celebration of the arrival of French explorers to North America. It will be unveiled at the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exposition (May 27 - June 3). A special attribute of this joint issue is that both countries stamps will be featured on the Souvenir Sheet and Official First Day Cover.