I have posted this stamp before, but not as a Sunday Stamps entry, so I hope those of you seeing it for a second time will forgive me. This is a 2 cent stamp from Canada, c.1898, celebrating the extent of the British Empire. As I mentioned last time I posted this stamp, this is not supposed to be a jingoistic entry but more a view of the importance placed on empire at the time. What's interesting is that the map is oriented on Canada as opposed to the normal views we see in the UK where it is oriented on London, presumably because of the Greenwich meridian.
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