|Date of Issue||August 19, 1994|
|Perforation or Dimension||12.5 x 13|
|Series||Historic Land Vehicles, Public Service Vehicles|
|Series Time Span||1994|
|Printer||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.|
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
|Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine||$2.05|
U-VF Used - Very Fine
|Used - Very Fine||$2.00|
The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner.
Following last year's highly popular souvenir sheet featuring historic Canadian cars, in 1994, Canada Post Corporation presents Public Service Vehicles. These specialty streetcars, wagons, trucks and buses provided public transportation, and assisted in the maintenance of roads and in the provision of essential services. Electric streetcars were developed in the 1890s, replacing the horse-pulled tramcars. Saint John began modernizing its system in 1894 and placed an order for streetcars from the Ottawa Car Company. Car #40 was included in the second shipment and remained in service for 25 years. The Ottawa company ceased production in 1947 when most cities abandoned trams in favour of buses. Today, Toronto has the only regular streetcar service in Canada.