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Felix Leclerc: Father of Quebec's New Song

The Millennium Collection, Extraordinary Entertainers

Title

Felix Leclerc: Father of Quebec's New Song

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 Yvon Laroche. Based on a photograph by Jean-Louis Frund.

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.

Considered the father of modern Quebec song, playwright and actor Félix Leclerc paved the way for the popular chansonnier movement and influenced the careers of many successful singers.

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Reference

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

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