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.
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