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Waterous Engine Works, 1914, Road Roller

Historic Land Vehicles, Industrial and Commercial Vehicles

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 8, 1996
Year 1996
Quantity 800,000
Denomination
45¢
Perforation or Dimension 12.5 x 13
Series Historic Land Vehicles, Industrial and Commercial Vehicles
Series Time Span 1996
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $1.10
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About Stamp

Looking at the results, we'd have to say that the designers of our fourth set of Historic Land Vehicles stamps have taken as much care with their designs as the inventors of the vehicles did with theirs! Tiit Telmet, Cameron Wykes and Joseph Gault have rendered accurate and detailed stamps depicting an early electric carriage to a modern logging truck. The stamps reveals the styling and performance features that won the respect and loyalty of commercial custumers across the country. A winding trail of mud, rocks and water-filled holes was all that linked most early Canadian settlements. Travellers often preferred to go by foot or horseback rather than risk being thrown from a bouncing wagon. Eventually, graders hauled by horses pushed or pulled a blade over the roads to cut off bumps and fill the holes, followed by a roller which compacted and smoothed the earth. Charles H. Waterous, founder of Waterous Engine Works, worked towards perfecting the steam road roller. Used by Canadian municipalities and leading road builders, the roller was a 12 ton monster that could compact almost any terrain. With its Waterous Steam Pressure Scarifier breaking the surface prior to grading, this industrial giant smoothed the roads in many Canadian provinces.

Creators

Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 5-7.

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