$2.50 2017 - Battle of Vimy Ridge-joint France and Canada

$2.50 2017 - Battle of Vimy Ridge-joint France and Canada $2.50 2017 - Battle of Vimy Ridge-joint France and Canada
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Honour the service and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers with this special joint souvenir sheet commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The significant First World War battle, which began April 9, 1917, marked the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force had fought alongside one another. Their success in capturing the ridge brought international acclaim to a young nation, and has come to be viewed as a coming of age moment for Canada. Still, the price was steep, with nearly 3,600 Canadian casualties and more than 7,000 wounded over four days of fighting.
The French stamp, in the upper right, depicts the monument’s Canada Bereft statue, with the flags of both nations flying proudly in the background. Below the stamps, an illustration of the monument is flanked by images of preserved trenches from the surrounding battlefield.
Face value $2.50 canadian dollar
Catalog code (Michel) CA 3471 and CA BL253
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2981
Catalog code canada post # 404037145; Yvert et Tellier CA 3344 and Yvert et Tellier CA F3343 Stanley Gibbons CA MS3260
Series Canada’s sesquicentennial
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 130,000
Issue date 08/04/2017
Designer La Poste (France)
Paper type fluorescent frame
Print technique Lithography in 5 colours
Printed by Colour Innovations Inc.
Perforation comb 13½
Height 24.00 mm
Width 33.00 mm
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