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Portia White: Irrepressible Talent

The Millennium Collection, Extraordinary Entertainers

Title

Portia White: Irrepressible Talent

Denomination

46¢

Date of Issue

December 17, 1999

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

The Millennium Collection, Extraordinary Entertainers

Series Time Span

1999

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Fraser Ross. Based on an illustration by Bonnie Ross. Based on a photograph by Yousuf Karsh.

Layouts

Pane of 4 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $1.84
Perforation: 13.5
Dimension: 108mm x 112mm
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

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

Collectors seeking the stamps of The Millennium Collection need look no further. Due to popular demand, Canada Post is releasing the 68 specially designed stamps as a series of 17 Millennium souvenir sheets, each depicting four different stamps, starting December 17, 1999 through to March 17, 2000. This first series highlights pivotal Canadian subjects in the world of entertainment and the arts including IMAX motion-picture technology, the Calgary Stampede, singer Félix Leclerc and the National Film Board. The simultaneously released Millennium Souvenir Sheet OFDCs will be cancelled in Ottawa.

Nova Scotia-born contralto Portia White helped break the colour barrier in classical music during the 1940s, dazzling concert hall audiences in North America and abroad with her stunning voice.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000, p. 14, 16.

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