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Pan American Games

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 12, 1999
Year 1999
Quantity 2,500,000
Denomination
46¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series Pan American Games
Series Time Span 1999
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 $0.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.50
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Layouts

Pane of 16 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 625,000
Original Price: $7.36
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Winnipeg MB
Original Price: $7.36
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Except for the Summer Olympics, the Pan American Games are the largest multisport event in the world. Held in the summer preceding the Olympic Games, the attract thousands of amateur athletes from 42 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, who compete in 41 sports ranging from soccer to show jumping.

It is anticipated that the 1999 Games will rekindle a sense of excitement, optimism and shared vision as we approach the 21st century. Indeed, as the Pan American Games Society recently declared: "The Games provide the City of Winnipeg, the Province of Manitoba and Canada with a vehicle to promote new North and South economic and cultural relationships and, further, to showcase the City, the Province and the Country as attractive and dynamic communities."

Canada has made a consistent and successful showing in the games, winning an all-time high 177 medals in 1995. This summer, Winnipeg hosts its second Pan Am Games, welcoming 5,000 athletes to the Prairies. The theme of the 1999 Pan Am Games - "Where the Americas come to play" - is expressed in four stunning stamps by means of lively illustrate approach using the Games' own distinctive colour palette. Each of the four 36 mm squares stamps depicts three sports scenarios - a central, dynamic, action scene framed by two background images in the corners. A gold maple leaf and Roman numeral XIII also adorn two opposing corners of each stamp. A corner block of the four stamps is imbued with dynamic energy thanks to strong diagonal motion in the design and the vibrant, complementary colours.

The stamps were designed at Circle Design Incorporated of Winnipeg by a collaborative team of designers: Robert L. Peters, Catharine Hildebrand, Segun Olude, Susan McWatt, and Carisa Romans. Stamp illustrations are by painter Andrew Valko, RCA of Winnipeg.

Creators

Designed by Robert L. Peters. Designed by Catharine Brandy. Designed by 'Segun Olude. Based on illustrations by Andrew Valko.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1999, p. 27-28.

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