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Northern Lights, Northwest Territories

Tourist Attractions

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 1, 2002
Year 2002
Quantity 750,000
Denomination
$1.25
Perforation or Dimension Diecut, imperforate = Découpé à l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé
Series Tourist Attractions
Series Time Span 2001 - 2004
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $2.60
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $1.50
* Notes about these prices:
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  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-left corner.

Layouts

Booklet of 5 self-adhesive stamps (sealed)

Quantity Produced - 750,000
Original Price: $6.25
Perforation: Simulated
Dimension: 48 mm x 30 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: JAC

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Yellowknife NT
Original Price: $7.25
Perforation: Simulated
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: JAC

About Stamp

NORTHERN LIGHTS
Aurora borealis, or northern lights, is a display of multicoloured lights appearing |in day or night skies in the northern hemisphere. The display of light can vary greatly in intensity, take an indefinite number of shapes, and span a range of colours from green to pale yellow to deep red. A prime spot for viewing these 'dancing lights' is on the north shore of Great Slave Lake in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

CANADA ON DISPLAY
This stamp was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, with Catharine Bradbury as design principal and Karin Uusikorpi as associate designer. The challenge of this stamp lay in promoting the diversity and beauty of Canadian tourist attractions in an appealing and effective manner. Aimed at American and international communities, the stamp showcases the talents of the photographer, who set out to capture the essence of this attraction.

Creators

Designed by Catharine Bradbury.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2002, p. 18, 20-21.

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