Alberta, Across the Tracks to Shop
Date of Issue
June 29, 1992
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
13 x 12.5
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
Janet Mitchell, "Across the Tracks to Shop", 1991 Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
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 Province of Alberta is represented by Janet Mitchell's "Across the Tracks to Shop", a rendition of Prairie life in that province. Born in Medecine Hat and largely self-taught, her paintings are inspired by the unique landscapes of Western Canada. With this historic stamp issue, Canada Post Corporation is proud to participate in this nation's most important anniversary since our Centennial in 1967.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 6, 1992, p. 15, 17-18.
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