INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH
JOINT ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP
INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH COMMEMORATIVE STAMP BACKGROUND
Since the early days of the Peace Arch, individuals, stamp clubs, and community organizations from the United States and Canada have nominated the Peace Arch to be recognized on official postage stamps.
These historical efforts to feature the Peace Arch on postage stamps have been creative, sincere, and inspirational. However, none of them have resulted in the production of an official postage stamp honoring the monument.
Like many people on both sides of the border, we believe that recognizing the International Peace Arch on a postage stamp is long overdue. Specifically, we believe the Peace Arch should be featured on both U.S. and Canadian postage stamps to commemorate its one-hundredth anniversary.
Consequently, the International Peace Arch Association has applied for the Peace Arch to be featured on a Joint Issue Postage Stamp in Canada and the USA.
To encourage the general public to join us in this quest, we've created infographics and educational materials for you to download and share.
We hope you will join us in this effort. Scroll down this page and follow the link on this page to see how you can help!
Just for Kids - Click here to download a Peace Arch Stamp you can color.
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HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH
Commemorative Postage Stamp Requests
INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH COMMEMORATIVE STAMP SUBMISSION
November 30th, 2018
Each country has a Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee and guidelines and criteria they follow as consider as they select subjects to be featured. They include our heritage, culture, traditions, geography, and achievements.
It is our associations' opinion that our submissions meet the criteria for consideration in both countries because of the Peace Arch’s national and international appeal and its historical and cultural significance. As friends, family, neighbors, and trading partners, its creation and existence is a positive reflection on both American and Canadian life.
The International Peace Arch Association developed the infographics below to support the creation of a Joint Issue Peace Arch Stamp. A Joint Issue Stamp is a stamp that was released to commemorate something at the same time in two countries.
The infographics feature a selection of individual stamps that have been issued in the USA or Canada depicting our shared culture, values, history achievements or geography.
A list of USA Canada joint Issue Stamps that have been issued.
The final infographic shows that in our researching stamps that feature notable landmarks and historic sites along our international border, there have been NO STAMPS issued for sites west of the Glacier-Waterton International Peace parks.
Click on the images on this page to view our letters to the Citizens' Stamp
Advisory Committees or educational infographics.
The stamp infographics to assist you in learning about our countries' shared
history reflected in American and Canadian postage stamps.
DOWNLOAD STAMP INFOGRAPHIC SET
Click on the images below to view infographics and the responses from
the American and Canadian Stamp Advisory Committees