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John Parmenter Robarts

Premiers of the Canadian Provinces

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue February 18, 1998
Year 1998
Quantity 1,000,000
Denomination
45¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Premiers of the Canadian Provinces
Series Time Span 1998
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 $1.05
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.90
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Layouts

Pane of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $4.50
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Set of 2 Official First Day Covers

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Canadian history is punctuated by influential politicians who changed the course of this country - those who fought to introduce social programs, reform discriminatory legislation and strengthen the economy of the provinces. This February, Canada Post will pay tribute to 10 such figures - those from across the country who made their mark and helped build our provinces.

John Parmenter Robarts

During his decade as Premier of Ontario, John Robarts became a noted defender of individual freedoms and provincial rights. He opposed Medicare when it was first proposed, furthered French education in Ontario schools, and presided over 1967 conference on the Confederation of Tomorrow. Born in Banff, Alberta, Robarts moved to London, Ontario in his teens. After graduating from University of Western Ontario in 1939 and serving in the navy during the war, Robarts studied law at Osgoode Hall. He returned to London and began his political career as a city alderman. He was later elected as a Conservative MPP and joined the provincial Cabinet in 1958. Robarts served as Minister of Education, and then rose to the position of Conservative leader and Premier. Robarts resigned in 1971, but later co-chaired the 1977-79 Task Force on Canadian Unity.

Creators

Designed by Raymond Bellemare.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1998, p. 15, 18-19.

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