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Halifax Public Gardens

Public Gardens

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 22, 1991
Year 1991
Quantity 3,000,000
Denomination
40¢
Perforation or Dimension 13 x 12.5
Series Public Gardens
Series Time Span 1991
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 $0.75
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.50
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About Stamp

Prominent Canadian gardens are the subject of five stamps issued on May, 1991. Initiated in 1836 by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society, whose aim was to promote public interest in botany and horticulture, the Halifax Public Gardens is Canada's oldest surviving public garden. It began with a 5.5 acre portion if the Commons, originally a pasture land provided by the Commons Commissioners. It quickly became a popular attraction but also a financial burden for the Horticultural Society. But an expansion in 1847 saved the day. Encircled by a wrought iron fence, the 20 acres of walkways are all reminiscent of another era. Designer David Wyman and illustrator Gerard Gauci combined their talents to produce the designs.

Creators

Designed by David Wyman Based on illustrations by Gerard Gauci
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, No. 2, 1991, p. 8-10.

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