February 19, 2007 13:43 ET

Canada Post: Beatlemania Lives on in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 19, 2007) - The Royal Mail's first stamp issue of 2007 was to celebrate the 1960's music phenomenon, The Beatles. To acknowledge their international impact, Canada Post will be selling two United Kingdom products at select Post Offices in late February.

Offering Britain's newest stamps in Canada will allow the memorabilia market to join in the excitement of stamp collecting. Designed by Michael Johnson, the Beatles set features six era-defining album sleeves, brought together on six stamps. The titles are: With The Beatles, Help!, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be and Abbey Road.

The Beatles Stamp Set Presentation Pack includes a fully illustrated folder containing a set of all six self-adhesive stamps and the souvenir sheet. Also available will be The Beatles First Day Cover Set consisting of two first day cover envelopes, one for the set of six stamps and one for the souvenir sheet. Each product will sell for $14.99.

Royal Mail has recently started promoting stamps from foreign postal administrations, Canada Post stamps being their first promotion.

Canada Post has previously offered Britain's Princess Diana stamps and the U.S. stamps featuring Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. These stamps were well received and sold out quickly.

Additional information about Canadian stamps can be found in the Newsroom section of Canada Post's website, and downloadable high-resolution photos of these new stamps are in the Newsroom's Photo Centre. Both U.K. products will be available at participating post offices, and can be ordered online by following the links at Canada Post's website, or by mail order from the National Philatelic Centre. From Canada and the USA call toll-free: 1-800-565-4362 and from other countries call: (902) 863-6550.

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