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Canadian Tulip Festival, Ontario

Tourist Attractions

Title

Canadian Tulip Festival, Ontario

Denomination

$1.05

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 Malak Karsh.

Layouts

Booklet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 750,000
Original Price: $5.25
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: ST. JOHN'S NF
Original Price: $5.50
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.

Canadian Tulip Festival, Ontario
In gratitude for shelter and liberation efforts during the Second World War, the Netherlands' royal family presented Ottawa with a gift of 100,000 tulip bulbs. The annual blooming of these bulbs has become a beautiful and symbolic event that has grown over the years in size and magnificence. In 1953, the first Canadian Tulip Festival was held, and today it's the largest of its kind in the world.

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, 19.

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