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Mount McKinley, United States, 6,194 m

Mountains

Title

Mount McKinley, United States, 6,194 m

Denomination

48¢

Date of Issue

October 1, 2002

Year

Quantity

625,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Mountains

Series Time Span

2002

Perforation or Dimension

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

Printer

Lowe-Martin Company Inc..

Creators

Designed by Gildo Martino. Designed by Peter D.K. Scott. Designed by Glenda Rissman.

Hidden Date

Layouts

Pane of 8 stamps

Quantity Produced - 625,000
Original Price: $3.84
Perforation: Diecut
Dimension: 36 mm x 29 mm - 32 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 9 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Haines Junction YT
Original Price: $5.84
Perforation: Diecut
Dimension: 36 mm x 29 mm - 32 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 9 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

Mountains have served as a source of spiritual inspiration, a gathering place for cultural and recreational activities, and a means by which climbers can challenge their own physical limits. In celebration of these grand geological wonders and their surrounding ecosystems, the year 2002 has been named the International Year of Mountains as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly. Canada Post commemorates the event with the issue of eight self-adhesive domestic rate ($0.48) stamps featuring summits located around the world: 1) Mount Logan in Canada; 2) Mount Elbrus in Europe; 3) Puncak Jaya in Oceania; 4) Mount Everest in Asia; 5) Kilimanjaro in Africa; 6) Vinson Massif in Antarctica; 7) Aconcagua in South America; 8) Mount McKinley in North America. This special stamp set also pays tribute to two accomplished Canadians; explorer Bernard Voyer, who has been sponsored by Canada Post to undertake expeditions to Vinson Massif, Mount McKinley and Mount Logan, and explorer, climber and photographer Pat Morrow, who was the first man to climb all of the Seven Summits. This feat made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

A Designer's Point of View
Q30 Design Inc. of Toronto set out to create the Mountain stamps while increasing awareness of the global importance of the mountain ecosystems and celebrating the beauty of summit regions around the world. This goal was achieved through the use of a unique circular format, custom die-cuts, and an information-rich presentation, which appeals to audiences of all ages, especially the young collector. Over the past 10 years, Q30 has designed 28 stamps for Canada Post, including the History of Housing in Canada, High Technology, Ocean Fish, and the Holocaust.

Mount McKinley
At a height of 6,194 metres, Mount McKinley is North America's highest summit. It lies in the heart of the Alaska Range, and is flanked by five massive glaciers and numerous ice cascades. Mount McKinley towers above the horizon and is famous for its ever-changing and unpredictable weather conditions.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 4, 2002, p. 6, 9.

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