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Gibraltar Point, 1808

Lighthouses of Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 21, 1984
Year 1984
Quantity 5,532,000
Denomination
32¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5
Series Lighthouses of Canada
Series Time Span 1984 - 1985
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.75
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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About Stamp

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the completion of Louisbourg, the first Canadian lighthouse, Canada Post presents a series of stamps featuring the oldest lighthouses on the East Coast, the St. Lawrence River, the Great Lakes, and the West Coast. Erected in 1808, Gibraltar Point is the oldest existent lighthouse in the Great Lakes Canadian system. The tower, built of limestone, originally stood some 67 feet in height. A 15-foot extension was added in 1832. The mysterious death of the first lightkeeper and the subsequent discovery of a skeleton nearby gave rise to the legend that the structure was haunted. The City of Toronto preserves the lighthouse, which is no longer in service, as a historic site. To illustrate these stamps, Toronto artist Dennis Noble has provided paintings of the four lighthouses as they may have looked when first erected to serve as guides and friends to the mariner navigating Canada's coastal and inland waters. Toronto art director Ken Rodmell has provided the harmonious type design.

Creators

Designed by Ken Rodmell. Based on a painting by Dennis Noble.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1984.

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