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Apple Blossom Festival, Nova Scotia

Tourist Attractions

Title

Apple Blossom Festival, Nova Scotia

Denomination

60¢

Date of Issue

May 11, 2001

Year

Quantity

750,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Tourist Attractions

Series Time Span

2001 - 2004

Perforation or Dimension

Diecut, imperforate = Découpé à l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Catharine Bradbury. Designed by Jennifer Hood. Based on a photograph by James Steeves.

Layouts

Booklet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 750,000
Original Price: $3.00
Perforation: Simulated
Dimension: 48 mm x 30 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography (eight colours)
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, four sides
Paper: JAC

Official First Day Cover combination

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: KENTVILLE NS
Original Price: $3.30
Perforation: Simulated
Dimension: 48 mm x 30 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography (eight colours)
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, four sides
Paper: JAC

About Stamp

Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.

Apple Blossom Festival, Nova Scotia
Apple growing in the scenic Annapolis Valley - a 160-km-long stretch of fertile soil in the historic northwestern section of mainland Nova Scotia - dates back to 1633 when the first trees were planted by French settler Pierre Martin. Three hundred years later, the first Apple Blossom Festival took place, and the six-day festival has been an annual event ever since. Held at the end of May, the festival signals the beginning of summer with a parade, live entertainment, art shows and craft fairs.

About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2001, p. 16, 18-19.

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