Say What? Canada Post

I promise, I had no prior knowledge of this before I wrote the Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus posts. Check out what Canada Post just did!

Set against Judy Arndt’s photograph of Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park, this collectible showcases one of Canada’s fossil hotbeds and the prehistoric beasts who roamed this country.

A souvenir sheet of five domestic stamps displaying illustrations of the Tyrannosaurus rex, Euoplocephalus tutus, Chasmosaurus belli, Ornithomimus edmontonicus and the Tylosaurus pembinensis is inset over an ominous grey sky background. The cancel features a line drawing of the Ornithomimus edmontonicus, while the cancel site, Drumheller, Alberta, is a nod to the Royal Tyrell Museum. Stamp designers Liz Wong and Andrew Perro have created a piece that reinforces the Jurassic existence of Canada’s extinct creatures. It’s a perfect addition to any dinosaur-themed collection!”

Nice. No issue there. But the title of the set? Is it “Canadian Prehistoric Beasts”? “Canada’s Jurassic Creatures”? Or even, “Dinosaur-themed Stamps”? No. It’s just “Dinosaurs.”

Say what, Canada Post?

Can you spot the problem? Post a comment below. One of these things is not like the other!

I guess it's true what they say. Philately will get you nowhere.

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