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Spinning Wheel

Heritage Artifacts

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 1, 1985
Year 1985
Quantity 53,305,000
Denomination
68¢
Perforation or Dimension 12 x 12.5
Series Heritage Artifacts
Series Time Span 1982 - 1987
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 $1.15
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.35
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About Stamp

Three new stamps depict objects used in everyday life in Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The 39¢ stamp illustrates a settle-bed, the 50¢ stamp a sleigh and the 68¢, a spinning wheel. In olden days, the spinning wheel was popular among housewives for spinning linen of cotton. It was especially used to make warm clothing for protection from the cold. After having been sheared, treated, and untangled with a comb or a carding machine, the wool was spun on the spinning wheel, formed into a skein on the reel, and rolled into balls. Like many household chores of that era, spinning wool of linen called for a great deal of patience and skill. The three artifact stamps were designed by Jean-Pierre Beaudin and Jean Morin. The stamp designs employ the same duotone technique for the artifacts as was used on the other stamps of this series issued in 1982 and 1983. The rich but subtle background colours represent the humble circumstances of the average Canadian pioneer home.

Creators

Designed by Jean Morin.
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Reference

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

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