Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

Universiy of Lethbridge

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, 100 Years

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 9, 2007
Year 2007
Quantity 750,000
Denomination
52¢
Perforation or Dimension 13
Series Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, 100 Years
Series Time Span 2007
Printer Lowe-Martin Company Inc..
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 $1.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.60
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • 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 top-left corner.

Layouts

Pane of 8 stamps

Quantity Produced - 375,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $4.16
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 52 mm x 32 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Original Price: $3.08
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 52 mm x 32 mm (horizontal)
Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

If you build it, they will come. And they have come-thousands of visitors, worshippers, students and educators through the doors of some of our country's most celebrated structures. Four of these architectural gems are spotlighted in a new set of domestic rate (52¢) stamps that will be issued on May 9, 2007, to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

The RAIC was formed in 1907 with a mission to establish closer professional ties between provincial groups of architects in Canada. Today, the institute represents the interests of more than 3,500 architects, and faculty and graduates of accredited Canadian university schools of architecture from every region of the country. The RAIC's mandate is to recognize and promote excellence in Canadian architecture and support the profession nationwide.

Excellence in architecture is represented brilliantly in the quartet of stamps designed by Ivan Novotny of Taylor|Sprules Corporation. The stamps feature the works of world-renowned architects Arthur Erickson, Douglas Cardinal, Raymond Moriyama and Moshe Safdie, all of whom received RAIC's prestigious gold medal as well as the Order of Canada. The marvelous edifices and their corresponding opening dates are: the University of Lethbridge (Erickson), 1971; St. Mary's Church (Cardinal), 1969; the Ontario Science Centre (Moriyama), 1969; and the National Gallery of Canada (Safdie), 1988.

For stamp designer Novotny, the idea of placing such large buildings on an area as small as a postage stamp felt odd. "These buildings needed room to breathe," he says. "So we decided to use the pane's selvage to extend additional elements beyond the stamp's borders. The invisible markings-somewhat challenging to the task of bleeding the images onto the edge-were integrated through the use of vertical lines, creating a modular illusion that plays nicely on the building theme."

The pane includes different selvages on each side. The RAIC centennial logo and the Institute's seal appear in the top and bottom selvages, respectively. Elements of original sketches of each of the projects appear on the left, while portraits of the architects themselves are displayed on the right. "This feature, combined with the colours that bleed from the stamp to the selvages, creates a marvelous sense of interaction between the architects and their art," says Alain Leduc, manager of Stamp Design and Production at Canada Post. "The integration of selvage and stamp seems borderless, making for one unique piece of art that offers collectors the opportunity to build their own selvage and stamp combinations."

For the RAIC, the stamps are a fitting tribute to an exceptional organization that has contributed much to the profession of architecture for the past hundred years. "[The stamps are] really a great celebration of our centennial," comments Jon Hobbs, executive director of the RAIC. "It helps the public recognize the importance of architecture to our Canadian culture, economy and quality of life."

Learn more about the RAIC at www.raic.org/index_e.htm.

Creators

Designed by Ivan Novotny.
Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay

Similar Stamps

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2007, p. 14-15.

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.