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Durrell, Newfoundland and Labrador

Flag

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue December 20, 2004
Year 2004
Quantity Continuous Printing
Denomination
50¢
Perforation or Dimension Kiss cut = Découpage par effleurement
Series Flag
Series Time Span 2003 - 2006
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 $1.35
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
* 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.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps (5 designs)

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $5.00
Perforation: Kiss cut
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $3.50
Perforation: Kiss cut
Dimension: 20 mm x 24 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

In deep midwinter, it's nice to be reminded that there's a lot more to this country than ice and snow. Canada's colour palette is bright and bold, vast and varied, and it's always changing with the seasons. For the 2005 postal rate change, Canada Post has released vibrant new definitive stamps in three designs that each take their colour cues from nature in all her exuberance.

THE FLAG:
"This stamp design is evolving," says Bill Danard, Manager, Design and Production at Canada Post. "For several years we've used the image of the flag positioned over a background landscape. But now that the design has become familiar, we've made the flag itself a bit smaller, so we can focus more on the landscape."

In a set of new domestic rate (50¢) definitives, Canada's flag still flies from the edge of each stamp on a virtual pole, hovering over the upper left part of the image, but the typography has been updated, and the image is now oriented vertically. And this year, instead of a single landscape, five different images from across the country have been featured. In each, the maple leaf flies over a miniature explosion of colour.

"Our goal was to portray the diversity of Canada," says Danard. "We've represented five different regions, and we looked for a balance between rural and urban locations, using places that hadn't been featured on a stamp recently. The range of bright colours emphasizes this diversity, and provides variety in the booklet."

The result is five distinct images in an eye-catching range of bold colour tones. Seen from one of its harbour islands, Toronto's skyline gleams in the golden-red light of the sunset. The green hills of Mont St-Hilaire, Quebec, frame the spire of the Church of Saint-Hilaire, known for its magnificent interiors painted by Ozias Leduc. Lush greenery surrounds the waters below Shannon Falls along the coastal highway at Squamish, British Columbia. Under a blue prairie sky, the Broadway Bridge spans the South Saskatchewan River in the centre of the city of Saskatoon. And brightly painted homes overlook the sea in the town of Durrell, on South Twillingate Island, Newfoundland.

Creators

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

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2005, p. 6-7.

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