|Date of Issue
||June 13, 1996
|Perforation or Dimension
Yukon Gold Discovery, 1896-1996
|Series Time Span
||Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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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. To call Dawson a boom town is sheer understatement; within a short time of the start of construction, Dawson had become the largest - and perhaps most entertaining - Canadian city west of Winnipeg. Boom Times in Dawson shows the kind of establishment where weary men sought relief from the squalor of their cold, smoky hovels. A handful of cardsharks gathers at a gambling table while an 'entertainer' stands nearby. 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.
Designed by Steven Slipp.
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Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1996, p. 21, 23-24.
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