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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rush limited edition stamp collectible auction for The Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness
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UPDATE - 12/5@5:17PM: NOTE: The auction listing now confirms that this is NOT one of the 10 signed copies.

UPDATE - 12/4@10:18AM: Note: as some of the comments point out, it's not clear if this is one of the 10 signed prints that were sold last month, so buyer beware.

This past July the Canada Post officially released a Canadian Recording Artist stamp series featuring Rush and other Canadian artists. A couple of weeks ago the sale of a special, limited edition, signed day-of-issue cover for the Rush stamp was announced via this press release, and all 10 that were available quickly sold out. The Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness obtained one of the UNSIGNED covers and it is currently up for auction to help raise money for the charity (although it's not clear if this is one of the 10 signed covers). The auction will run through December 13th. For all the details and to place your bid, visit the auction website at AbuseHurts.com:

The first day cover comes with a mint condition, Canada Post Details magazine announcing the release of the 4th series of stamps celebrating Canadian Music Artists. This OFDC is now SOLD OUT across Canada. This magazine gives a synopsis of their careers & describes the stamp release. This OFDC features the fan-favourite cover of Rush's album, 2112. The OFDC is cancelled in Toronto, Ontario. Issue Date: July 19, 2013. A First Day Cover - is a specially made envelope printed with original artwork and graphics and includes 1 of the brand new Rush stamps attached to it. These are marketed only once on the official release date and then immediately out of print. This is marketed only in Canada and nowhere else in the world. ...

Thanks to Doug T for the heads up.

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