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Universite Laval

Canadian Universities

Title

Universite Laval

Denomination

48¢

Date of Issue

April 4, 2002

Year

Quantity

3,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Canadian Universities

Series Time Span

2002 - 2008

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Steven Slipp. Based on a photograph by James Steeves. Based on an illustration by Bonnie Ross.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in trees near the left edge of the stamp.

Layouts

Booklet of 8 stamps (sealed)

Quantity Produced - 375,000
Original Price: $3.84
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 40 mm x 48 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography (5 colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General; 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Québec QC
Original Price: $1.48
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 40 mm x 48 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography (5 colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General; 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

In 2002, Université Laval celebrates the 150th anniversary of the issue of its charter, an event marked by Canada Post with a single domestic rate commemorative stamp.

Origins and history
In 1663, Msgr. François de Montmorency Laval founded the Séminaire de Québec. In 1852, priests from that institution founded Université Laval - which was granted a charter by Queen Victoria later that year, making it the first North American institution to offer post-secondary education in French.

Laval today
Today, Université Laval has a student population of more than 35,000 and offers over 350 programs. The institution remains at the forefront of the internationalization of teaching and research.

An esteemed design
The Laval stamp is one in a series featuring universities; each stamp showing a significant building from the campus, the university seal, and a vignette of an activity. Designed by Semaphor Design Company Inc. of Halifax, the stamp features the Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, with a vignette of students conducting research at the Pavillon de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec Research Centre.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 27.

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