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Klondike Fever

Yukon Gold Discovery, 1896-1996

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 13, 1996
Year 1996
Quantity 2,400,000
Denomination
45¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Yukon Gold Discovery, 1896-1996
Series Time Span 1996
Printer Ashton-Potter Canada 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 $1.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.60
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About Stamp

June 13th marks the anniversary of one of the most dramatic and famous eras in the Canadian history - a time that filled the minds of a nation with visions of riches, and the pocket of every card shark and barkeeper west of the Rockies with cold hard cash. Canada Post marks the discovery of gold in the Yukon with the release of five domestic rate stamps. Design of the series was accomplished by the talented Steven Slipp of Halifax. Steven's designs are both elegant and nostalgic, reminding us of a time when adventurers risked it all for a shot at finding the motherlode. The Klondike was more difficult to get to than any of the other great rushes, and reaching their destination was no small feat for sourdoughs from North America, Europe, South America and even South Africa. Klondike Fever shows a sourdough on foot carrying a small part of the equipment that prospectors had to bring to the Yukon, most of it on their backs. To the right, flat-bottomed boats make their way across Lake Laberge. The great drama of the Yukon gold rush has never been forgotten - an important chapter of the history of Canada. This summer, as centennial celebrations throughout the West recall those thrilling days 100 years ago, collectors can remember with this inspiring and evocative Yukon Gold Discovery Commemorative series.

Creators

Designed by Steven Slipp.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 21-22, 24.

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