The first stamp in the 1964-66 "Floral Emblem" series was a stamp designed to promote Canadian unity. The three maple leaves featured on the stamp symbolized the English, French and other groups which joined together to form a united country.
Since 1868, Canada and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec had three conjoined maple leaves as elements in their coats of arms.
The Unity stamp was issued on May 14, 1964,
The stamps showed the silhouette of a family group of a man, a woman and two children walking off towards a Christmas star in a typical Canadian winter scene. Please also see my earlier post on Christmas stamps of Canada,
1965: Christmas, 3c and 5c, Gifts of the wise men
1966: Christmas, 3c and 5c, Praying hands by Albrecht Duhrer
1967: Centennial Definitive Stamps
Canadian art was featured on the seven higher denomination stamps.
1971: The Maple in Four Seasons
1971: Christmas, Snowflake in denominations of 6c, 7c, 10c & 15c.
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