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Prince Edward Island, Country Scene

Prince Edward Island, Country Scene Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Prince Edward Island, Country Scene
Denomination
42¢
Date of Issue
June 29, 1992
Quantity
10,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Canada Day
Series Time Span
1992
Perforation or Dimension
13 x 12.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
Original Artwork
Erica Rutherford, "Country Scene", 1987 Art Gallery, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
About Stamp
Joining in the celebrations to mark Canada's 125th birthday, Canada Post Corporation is issuing a souvenir sheet of 12 stamps on June 29 depicting works of art by Canadian painters. To highlight this special historic occasion, these are the first diamond-shaped stamps to be issued by the Corporation. The theme of the stamps issued on this historic anniversary can be found in our national anthem: "Our home and native land/Terre de nos aïeux." Each painting depicts a "people place" locality associated with its province or territory in an upbeat atmosphere. The essence of Prince Edward Island can be seen in "Country Scene" by Erica Rutherford. Scottish-born, she has lived on the Island since 1971. With this historic stamp issue, Canada Post Corporation is proud to participate in this nation's most important anniversary since our Centennial in 1967.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 6, 1992, p. 15-16, 18.
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