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Route 132, Quebec

Scenic Highways

Title

Route 132, Quebec

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.

With a name meaning "land's end" in Mikmaq, Quebec's Gaspé region is home to North America's largest gannet colony and many other bird species. While John Cabot's landing is associated with the Discovery Trail, Jacques Cartier's arrival in 1534 was on the Gaspé. Cartier erected a 30-foot wooden cross on the shore of Gaspé Bay: a commemorative granite cross stands there today. The Gaspé stamp shows Route 132 overlooking Percé Rock.

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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