Canadian Postage Stamps
Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

Ceremonial Frontlet, Tsimshian

Masterpieces of Canadian Art

Title

Ceremonial Frontlet, Tsimshian

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

June 29, 1989

Year

Quantity

10,763,850

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Masterpieces of Canadian Art

Series Time Span

1988 - 2002

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

About Stamp

To mark the opening of the new Canadian Museum of Civilization building, Canada Post Corporation will issue the second stamp in the Masterpieces of Canadian Art series. This year's is a 50-cent commemorative showing a magnificent Ceremonial Frontlet, a headpiece worn by chiefs of the Tsimshian west coast Indians. Made of wood with abalone shell and black stone inlay, the frontlet is part of the Canadian Museum of Civilization's collection. This stamp repeats the general design created by Montreal graphic designer Pierre-Yves Pelletier for the Masterpieces of Canadian Art series with last year's issue of The Young Reader. The printing of these stamps is quite complex; they are foil stamped in two colours and printed in lithography in six colours.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1989.

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.

Similar Stamps

Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay