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Great Blue Heron

Birds of Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 22, 1986
Year 1986
Quantity 4,446,000
Denomination
34¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Birds of Canada
Series Time Span 1986
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 $0.95
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.40
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About Stamp

As a result of its size and diversity of environments, Canada provides habitats for a great variety of birds. Among the larger and better-known birds are: the Great Blue Heron - a tall and stately wader; the Great Horned Owl - a powerful and ferocious nocturnal hunter; the Spruce Grouse - a species almost exclusively Canadian in range and so tame it is known as the "fool hen"; and the Snow Goose - a large, snow-white migrant, which breeds in the high Arctic. This year, Canada is host to the XIX International Ornithological Congress, which will take place in Ottawa from June 22 to 29. Jean-Luc Grondin, one of Canada's best-known painters of birds, was commissioned to provide the paintings for these four stamps. He has portrayed the birds in flight, as if startled by the intrusion of an observer. The typography was designed by Pierre Fontaine of Montreal.

Creators

Designed by Pierre Fontaine.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.

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