|Date of Issue
||June 8, 1996
|Perforation or Dimension
||12.5 x 13
Historic Land Vehicles
|Series Time Span
||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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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.
Designed by Joseph Gault. Designed by Tiit Telmet.
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 6-7.
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