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Fort Walsh, Sask., circa 1880

Canada Day, Forts across Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 28, 1985
Year 1985
Quantity 2,801,400
Denomination
34¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Canada Day, Forts across Canada
Series Time Span 1983 - 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 $1.05
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.60
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About Stamp

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. To put a stop to whiskey trading and to establish contact with the local Indian tribes, the Mounted Police built Fort Walsh in 1875 in Saskatchewan's Cypress Hills. 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.

Creators

Designed by Rolf P. Harder.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1985.

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