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Canada Flag - City of Edmonton

Flag

Title

Canada Flag - City of Edmonton

Denomination

49¢

Date of Issue

December 19, 2003

Year

Quantity

Continuous Printing

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Flag

Series Time Span

2003 - 2006

Perforation or Dimension

Kiss cut = Découpage par effleurement

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Saskia van Kampen. Designed by Stuart Bradley Ash.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $4.90
Perforation: Kiss cut straight edge on all 4 sides
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Original Price: $1.49
Perforation: Kiss cut straight edge on all 4 sides
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Self-adhesive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

It was known as "the new flag" when it was first raised on Parliament Hill in 1965, replacing the Canadian Red Ensign. Some were initially skeptical of its merits. Its simple design-red stripes framing a red maple leaf on a white background-had been chosen by the selection committee over 2,600 other submissions received, and even Prime Minister Lester Pearson had reportedly favoured a different design. But Parliament had been searching for a distinctive Canadian flag design since 1925, and the country's centennial year was approaching. For nearly a hundred years, Canada had flown either the British Union Jack or the Red Ensign, and neither was an adequately unique emblem for a strong, thriving nation entering its second century. The red and white design incorporated Canada's official colours, was preferred by heraldry experts, and had a powerful simplicity.

In the end, Canadians greeted their new flag with affection, and almost 40 years later, it remains a well-loved national emblem.

With its new domestic rate flag definitive stamp (49¢), Canada Post honours the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Edmonton, Alberta. The red maple leaf flag flies prominently against a view of the Edmonton skyline at dawn, awash in reds and oranges, framed by an image of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The montage design, by Saskia van Kampen of Gottschalk + Ash, Toronto, evokes the iconography of the Canadian landscape through the picturesque green spaces of Edmonton, which enjoys more parkland per capita than any other city in Canada.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2003, p. 24-25.

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