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Canada 1990 "Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life"

Issue Date 12.07.1990
ID Michel:  1187-1190 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert: 1149-1152  UPU: N/A Category: pR
Author Designed by Rolf P. Harder
Engraved by Yves Baril
Stamps in set 4
Value c39 -  Stromatolites, Fossil Algae, Precambrian Eon
c39 - Opabinia regalis, Soft Invertebrate, Cambrian Period
c39 -  Paradoxides davidis, Trilobite, Cambrian Period
c39 -  Eurypterus remipes, Sea Scorpion, Silurian Period
Size (width x height)
Layout 20 stamps in Mini-Sheet
Products FDC x1   MS x1
Paper
Perforation 13x13.5
Print Technique
Printed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
Quantity 3 750 000 each
Issuing Authority Canadian Post

Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life stamps of Canada 1990

Canada Post Corporation is issuing the first four stamps in a four-year series on Prehistoric Life in Canada. The series, which will cover a time period of 1900 million to 10,000 years ago, will feature organisms found fossilized in different parts of Canada. This issue depicts: columnar stromatolite, uncovered in western Quebec, which was formed 1900 million years ago by photosynthetic bacteria; a soft-bodied marine invertebrate, an example of Cambrian Period sea life from 530 million years ago, which was discovered in the Burgess Shale of British-Columbia; a 530 million year old trilobite, found in Newfoundland's Cambrian rocks, which was a marine arthropod distantly related to modern lobsters and crabs; and a sea scorpion, from the Silurian Period 420 million years ago, which was found fossilized in the shale and limestone of southern Ontario. Montreal graphic designer Rolf Harder worked closely with Canadian paleontologists in the accurate depiction of these prehistoric life forms.

 


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Mini Sheet FDC
Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life mini sheet of Canada 1990Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life FDC of Canada 1990
Used cover and post card (back side of the post card is here)
used cover  with Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life stamps of Canada 1990used postcard  with Prehistoric Life in Canada, The Age of Primitive Life stamps of Canada 1990



References:  Canadian Postal Stamps Database

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