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Abraham Gesner: Father of the Oil Industry

The Millennium Collection, Fathers of Invention

Title

Abraham Gesner: Father of the Oil Industry

Denomination

46¢

Date of Issue

March 17, 2000

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

The Millennium Collection, Fathers of Invention

Series Time Span

2000

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Steven Slipp.

Layouts

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

March's series of four Millennium Souvenir Sheets features among other, Bell Canada, Bombardier, the Canadian Space Program and McCain Foods. These bold 112 x 108 mm souvenir sheets frame four 36 x 48 mm stamps in thematic groupings that celebrate Canadian giants in fields as diverse as engineering, commerce and innovation. Abraham Gesner gave the world a better light by creating a new lamp oil called kerosene in 1846. Recognized as the founder of the oil industry, his process for distilling bituminous material was later used to produce petroleum.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2000, p. 16-17.

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