29 January 2017

Sunday Stamps II - 111

1992 Canada in Space
The Anik E2 telecommunications satellite was launched in 1991 and retired in 2005.  The first Anik was launched in 1972 as the first geostationary communications satellites in the world. The name means little brother in Inuktitut. The stamp design shows earth form space and a remote sensing photograph of an are near Quebec City.

for outer space

For the month of February, I thought we'd take a trip to the four corners of the world. 
Any stamp theme from any country that is located in that week's hemisphere.


  1. I like the remote sensing as a background colouring, the shapes really stand out combined with the interesting broken border.

  2. I'm glad you explained the stamp, as I would have had no idea what the abstract-looking pattern on half of the stamp was.

  3. Those colours are a bit strange, aren't they?