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Summer Tent

Inuit, Shelter

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 13, 1979
Year 1979
Quantity 11,000,000
Denomination
17¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Inuit, Shelter
Series Time Span 1979
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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About Stamp

Thirty years ago, most Inuit pursued what to southerners seemed an exotic life. Today, the northern peoples have adopted everything from T.V. to the alarm clock. The Inuit east of the Mackenzie River Delta generally used to dwell in tents during the summer. A tent consisted of hides stretched over a frame of bones or driftwood. The Inuit Shelter/Community stamps were designed by Reinhard Derreth of Vancouver and feature works of art by Inuit artists. The print "Summer Tent" is by Kiakshuk of Cape Dorset.

Creators

Based on a stonecut print by Kiakshuk Designed by Reinhard Derreth

Original Artwork

Kiakshuk, "Summer Tent", 1960 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.

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