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Canada 1998 "Scenic Highways"  

Issue Date 28.07.1998
ID Michel:  1693-1696 Scott: Stanley Gibbons:  Yvert:   UPU: N/A Category: pF
Author Designed by Lou Cable
Based on a photograph by Peter Timmermans, Brian Milne,  Thaddeus Holownia, Mike Little,  Chris Reardon,  Don Robinson
Stamps in set 4
Value 45  Blue Heron Scenic Route, Prince Edward Island
45  River Valley Scenic Drive, New Brunswick
45  Dinosaur Trail, Alberta
45  Dempster Highway, Yukon
Size (width x height)
Layout 20 stamps in Mini-Sheet
Products FDC x1   MS x1
Paper  Tullis Russell Coatings, Gum type: Polyvinyl alcohol
Perforation 12.5 x 13
Print Technique  lithography , 6 colours
Printed by Ashton-Potter Canada Limited
Quantity 2 000 000 each
Issuing Authority Canadian Post
Dinosaur Trail in Alberta  on stamps of Canada 1998

People who have driven across our vast country appreciate the diversity of the landscape and the multiplicity of settings. The second instalment in the three-year Scenic Highways series captures four different Canadian panoramic scenes from four of our picturesque provinces and territories: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Alberta and Yukon. A 48-kilometre loop around the Red Deer River west of Drumheller, Alberta's Dinosaur Trail takes motorists on a fascinating trip through the fossil-rich badlands of the Valley of the Dinosaurs, a vast prehistoric graveyard. Dr. J.B. Tyrrell of the Geological Survey of Canada first uncovered the dinosaur beds near Drumheller. His 1884 discovery of a petrified dinosaur head sparked a fossil search since dubbed the great Canadian dinosaur rush of 1909-1917. The Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Canada's only institute exclusively devoted to exhibitions and study of prehistoric life, was established in this area in 1985. The 1998 Scenic Highways stamp series offers a dynamic blend of photography and illustration. "Acquiring the panoramic images was the most challenging part of the project", said the stamp designer Lou Cable. "After sending photographers across vast distances at the mercy of Mother Nature, we certainly appreciate the massive size, geological contrast and climatic range of our country. This is never more evident than in this year's stamps." The series will be issued July 28 in Ottawa, Ontario.


Products

Mini Sheet FDC
Dinosaur Trail in Alberta  on stamps mini sheet of Canada 1998Dinosaur Trail in Alberta  on FDC of Canada 1998
Used cover
Dinosaur Trail in Alberta  on used cover of Canada 1998

References:  Canadian Postal Stamps Database

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