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Canada 1986 "Exploration of Canada, Discoverers"  

Issue Date 29.08.1986
ID Michel:  1187-1190 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert: 1149-1152  UPU: N/A Category: pF
Author Designed by Frederick Hagan
Typographed by J.F. Britton
Stamps in set 4
Value 34 cent  A Continent and Its Peoples
34 cent  Vikings sail Westward
34 cent  John Cabot makes his Landfall
34 cent  Hudson Bay discovered
Size (width x height) 12.5mm x 13mm
Layout 20 stamps in Mini-Sheet
Products FDC x1   MS x1
Paper
Perforation 13
Print Technique
Printed by Ashton-Potter Limited
Quantity 5 285 000, 4 940 000, 5 285 000, 4 940 000
Issuing Authority Canadian Pos

These four stamps, the first in a series, honour discoverers of Canada who stand in the forefront of those who have risked everything to discover the unknown. Some 12,000 years ago, Canada's first explorers arrived here from Siberia, via Alaska. As the huge glaciers covering much of Canada retreated, these first people and their descendants discovered and occupied the entire continent. Artist Frederick Hagan of Newmarket, Ontario, painted the four images. Through landscape, maps and other cultural objects, these stamps present a variety of moods, characters and experiences rather than a literal approach to the subjects. J.F. Britton of Oakville worked with the artist on developing the typography for the stamp designs.


Products

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Canada 1986: FDC of Exploration of Canada, Discoverers


ReferencesCanadian Postal Stamps Database

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