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Prince Edward Island, Country Scene

Title

Prince Edward Island, Country Scene

Denomination

42¢

Date of Issue

June 29, 1992

Year

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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