Design errors - CANADA




A drama in the woods : the falling tree will probably hit the unknowingly forester, and his friend does not seem to care about it.
 



The real Superman has a big red S covering a most of his chest.
 



This angels with only one wing will not fly easily, and the plane without rudders will not fly at all.
 



This representation of an heart is used to express love, not for health or medicine.
 


1898

Some of the territories coloured in red did not belong to the British Empire.
 


1908

A portrait of Samuel de Champlain do not exist. This stamp is based on a portrait of the banker Michel Particelli dmery engraved by Balthazar Moncornet in 1654.
 


1917

On the stamp issued in 1917, 12 Fathers of the Confederation were omitted. When the stamp was reissued 10 years later, the missing Fathers were added !
 


1927

Wilfred LAURIER was chosen to illustrate a stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Confederation. Even if he became Prime Minister, at the time of the Confederation he was a journalist strongly opposed to it.
 


1929

Fishery race between the Bluenose and the Columbia. As there was no illlustration available for the Columbia, the Bluenose stood model for the 2 vessels. And the winner had n 1 in his sails, not 2.
 


1935

The Niagara falls, on a Canadian stamp, shows the American side of the falls !
 


1939

The shadow in the arch is inconsistent with the dark frontside, and thus with the sun shining from left.
 


1942

Against the rule that only Heads of States appear on stamps while they are living : this stamp shows 3 living pilots by the time it was issued.
 


1946

The farmer will be tired at the end of the day as he steps on the weak ploughed soil, instead of the horses.
 


1946

EXPRS was corrected in EXPRS.
 


1947

Only four fingers at the right hand
 


1947

Bell was the inventor of the telephone, but some people found out that the poles in the background are not telephone, but telegraph poles.
 


1949

The name of this ship was MATHEW or MATHEWE, she was never called MATTHEW.
 


1950

The size of the beaver's skins that are drying is too big comparing to the man's length.
 


1951

Instead of a Canadian train to commemorate the centenary of the Canadian Post, this stamp shows the Albany Express from the Western Railroad Company of Massachusetts.
 


1955

Wheat is associated with the province of Alberta, and oil is associated with Saskatchewan. The two provinces were inverted.
 


1956

Hidden year anbd initials, azs it happens opten in Canadese stamps.
 


1956

Year of issue and initials hidden somewhere in the stamp, as happens on many Canadian stamps.
 


1957

The map showed on this stamp is larger than the one designed by Thompson, when he discovered those territories.
 


1957

There are no seats in a cano, the occcupants are seated on the bottom.
 


1958

The model for this stamp, issued to commemorate the Nurse association was not a nurse, but a dactylo
 


1959

The construction of the Canadian deltaplane 'Avro Arrow' was abandoned some weeks before this stamp was issued.
 


1959

The leaves of an marple tree are never attached by three.
 


1961

Natural resources of Canada : the fish however are sharks (see their tails) which are far to be natural resources, but more a destructive nuisance. Hidden date and initial.
 


1961

Wrong birthday : not 1861 but 1862.
 


1962

A fleur-de-lys is missing in the arms of coat of Quebec.
 


1962

The strings of this violin do not stop at the tenders, but continue till the top.
 


1963

As one of the ropes is not fixed correctly, this box will soon fall.
 


1963

The celebration of the 200th anniversary of this postal service in 1963 is not correct as it started in fact in 1693 and was officially recognised in 1705.
 


1964

The leaves of a maple tree grow two by two. You will not find three leaves growing from the same point.
 


1965

Clock on the Parliament tower of Ottawa : IV on the stamp is in fact IIII, VIII only shows VII, and on the real clock the numbers point to the centre.
 


1966

Wrong representation of the Hudson Bay. Compare with the map.
 


1967

Year of issue was hidden in the immatriculation plate of the car.
 


1967

The shape of the Hudson Bay is not correct (see other stamp). And there is no red line around the white part of the Canadian flag.
 


1969

In curling, the disk has a diameter of 30cm, the same size as the white centre stip in the red circle.
 


1970

As no portrait existed of the explorer Henri Kelsey, the engraver of this stamp took himself as model.
 


1970

Wrong : NOEL - Correct : NOL. Same error on all the stamps of this series.
 


1972

It is strange to see a Valentine's heart associated with love on a stamp issued to promote the medical treatment of heart diseases.
 


1973

The Scottish settlers could not carry the Royal Banner at their arrival in Canada, as this flag was only allowed to accompagny the king himself.
 


1973

Wrong letter : c instead of .
 


1973

The initials of Georg Arthur French are G.A , not GA.
 


1975

Year of issue and copyright hidden in the right bottom of the stamp, as happens in many Canadian stamps.
 


1976

An Olympiade is a four-year period between two Olympic Games. Why not simply use : The 18th Olympic Games of Montreal ?
 


1977

Eskimos call themselves INUIT : THE PEOPLE (Singular : INUK) - So the plural INUITS has no sense (see also correct stamp).
 


1978

Copyright sign and date hidden in the registration plate of a car.
 


1978

The smoke and the flags are pushed by the wind in opposite directions
 


1981

The green earth lies on top, this plane is flying upside down Not a common view for a stamp, as the only place where you can see such a view, is from another plane, also flying upside down !
 


1981

Wrong : Self portrait - Correct : Self-portrait
 


1982

The car is parked or is driving at the wrong side of the street.
 


1982

The streetlamp reaches the third plane of the house.
 


1983

According to the flag the wind is stromg, but the flames of the fire do not feel the wind.and flames seem not to
 


1983

Antartica was omitted
 


1984

Visible on the stamp is the face of the publisher of 'La presse'. When the stamp is put upside down, the face of a monkey appears.
 


1984

The names of the Canadian Provinces were inverted on those stamps (North West Territories and Yukon)
 


1984

The disposition of the conductor and the different instruments is completely oout of sense.
 


1985

Wrong : Cains Island - Correct : Cain's Island
 


1986

The first Canadian steamer, built by J. Molson, was also equipped with two masts.
 


1986

This handsamp was used for the first time on October 22nd 1986, thus the date of the stamp is not possible.
 


1987

This Boeing 767 was depicted without engines
 


1987

The shape of the cup featured on this stamp is not the current one as can be seen on a photograph.
 


1988

A snow cristal has six branches, not five.
 


1990

Two attached stamps, on the right one however, the inscription Postes-Postage has been forgotten.
 


1995

Wrong : AUNE - Correct : FAUNE
 


1997

Bear with hidden 8 in leg, date in grass, and sky and grass color is made out of little bears.
 


2000

Depending of how you look at the stamp, you will see 1999 or 2000.
 


2001

Only seven lanes
 


2015

This is not a picture of Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park, but from the Drumheller Park. A corrected stamp was issued.