|Date of Issue
||June 28, 1985
|Perforation or Dimension
||12.5 x 13
Canada Day, Forts across Canada
|Series Time Span
||1983 - 1985
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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The role of Canada's forts has changed considerably since the early colonial days. In the past, the purpose of forts was to defend the country against invaders. Today, they are a top tourist attraction, drawing thousands of visitors every year. Alberta's Fort Whoop-Up was built in 1869 by American whiskey traders. When the Mounted Police stormed it in 1874, it was practically deserted. The Forts stamps are the work of Montreal graphic designer Rolf Harder. By showing a bird's-eye view of the forts, the designer has emphasized their great variety of shapes and structures. For some of the forts, a reconstruction of no longer extant buildings and structures was made, using original plans and drawings of the period. This is indicated by the inclusion of circa dates on these stamps.
Designed by Rolf P. Harder.
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Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1985.
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