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Dempster Highway, Northwest Territories

Scenic Highways

Title

Dempster Highway, Northwest Territories

Denomination

46¢

Date of Issue

March 31, 1999

Year

Quantity

2,500,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Scenic Highways

Series Time Span

1997 - 1999

Perforation or Dimension

12.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Lou Cable.

Layouts

Pane of 20 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 500,000
Original Price: $9.20
Printing Process: Lithography
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Printing Process: Lithography
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Newfoundland's entry into Confederation is the third and final set of Scenic Highways, commemorating Newfoundland's Discovery Trail, Route 132 in Quebec, Manitoba's Yellowhead Highway, and the Northwest Territories' Dempster Highway. In a nation spanning nearly 10 million square kilometres, Canada's often-long highways provide a rich diversity of landscapes and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.

The Yukon portion of the Dempster Highway appeared on a 1998 Scenic Highways stamp. The highway now reappears showing the border between the Yukon and Northwest Territories (Route 8). The Dempster route actually crosses the Arctic Circle and ends at Inuvik, making it the most northern public highway on this continent.

As in previous years, the 1999 stamps incorporate panoramic photographs of the highways with signs designating the route. Close-cropped images depict the local culture, history or a popular activity in the area.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1999, p. 12-13.

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