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The Kraken

Folklore, Legendary Creatures

Title

The Kraken

Denomination

39¢

Date of Issue

October 1, 1990

Year

Quantity

3,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Folklore, Legendary Creatures

Series Time Span

1990

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13.5, 12.5 x 12

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Ralph Tibbles Based on illustrations by Allan Cormack Based on illustrations by Deborah Drew-Brook

About Stamp

Tales of imaginary and mythical creatures exist world wide, and Canada is not without its own stories of legendary beasts. This year, Canada Post Corporation begins a new series of commemorative stamps recognizing Canadian folklore. The first set of four se tenant stamps depicts the "loup-garou" (Werewolf), the Ogopogo, the Sasquatch and the Kraken in the environments where they are rumoured to exist. Designer Ralph Tibbles teamed up with illustrators Allan Cormack and Deborah Drew-Brook, all of Toronto, to create these colourful stamps. The stamps feature fanciful illustrations, soft edges and decorative borders, creating a fairy tale look.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Presenting, 1990.

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