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Touring Kayak

Title

Touring Kayak

Denomination

40¢

Date of Issue

July 18, 1991

Year

Quantity

3,600,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Small Craft, Pleasure Craft

Series Time Span

1991

Perforation or Dimension

13.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Louis-André Rivard.

About Stamp

The third and final set of stamps in the Small Craft series - Pleasure Craft - will be issued on July 18, 1991. While the first two sets in the series focussed on boats as essential modes of transportation and commerce, this last segment displays how boats have evolved into a recreational pastime for millions of Canadians. As Canada is bounded by three oceans and is blessed with a large network of inland and rivers, it is not surprising that the mode of transportation which originally opened up this vast country to the Voyageurs is now a pleasurable sporting activity. Initially a hunting boat, today's touring kayak has been transformed into a pleasure craft for the coastal water amateur. Longer and wider than the white-water kayak used in sporting competitions, it offers stability due to its rudder and contains a spacious storage area for long kayak-camping trips. The stamps were designed by Louis-André Rivard and Bernard Leduc, who combined the transversal frame design of each boat in the foreground with a relevant scenic background.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, No. 2, 1991, p. 1, 14-15.

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