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The Neptune Story

The Millennium Collection, Canada's Cultural Fabric


The Neptune Story



Date of Issue

February 17, 2000




Postal Administration



The Millennium Collection, Canada's Cultural Fabric

Series Time Span


Perforation or Dimension



Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.


Based on a photograph by James Steeves.


Pane of 4 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $1.84
Dimension: 108mm x 112mm

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON

About Stamp

February's Millenium souvenir sheets continue the tribute to the wide range of Canadian people, events and institutions that have helped shape our nation. This third release - the second last in the series - presents such individuals as philosopher Northrop Frye and "Plouffe Family" author Roger Lemelin and celebrates the spirit and vision of Canadian philanthropy. Aboriginal contributions to peace, healing and sport are featured, as well as Canada's proud heritage in the theatre and popular literature.

Halifax is home to a cultural tradition that took root in the early 17th century, when the Neptune Theatre's predecessor, Le Théâtre de Neptune de la Nouvelle-France held its first performance at Port Royal, Nova Scotia.

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Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000, p. 22-23.

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