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Flying Squirrel

Title

Flying Squirrel

Denomination

Date of Issue

October 3, 1988

Year

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Small Canadian Mammals

Series Time Span

1988

Perforation or Dimension

13 x 13.5, 13 x 12.75

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Peter Adam

About Stamp

Most wild animals usually try to avoid being seen by humans, and may be difficult to sight because of nocturnal habits. But with a little practice, interested observers can learn to recognize signs of their presence. If, just after sunset, you hear rustling and gnawing sounds overhead, you are likely near a flying squirrel. Gottschalk + Ash International in Toronto designed these new low-value definitive stamps. The graphic style depicts these small mammals on a split, textured background suggestive of the animals' environment. The colours on the stamps were chosen to be realistic, and yet to allow each stamp to be easily distinguishable.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.

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