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Hogan’s Alley

Black History Month


Hogan’s Alley



Date of Issue

January 30, 2014




Postal Administration



Black History Month

Series Time Span

2011 - 2018

Perforation or Dimension

Serpentine Die Cut 13½




Design: Karen Smith Design | Illustration: Janice Kun, i2i Art Inc. Photography: Hogan's Alley – Nora Hendrix : James "Al" Hendrix Collection / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC; Fielding William Spotts Jr. : City of Vancouver Archives.

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Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $6.30
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours


Quantity Produced - 11,500
Cancellation Location: Vancouver BC
Original Price: $1.63
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours

About Stamp

Hogan's Alley
Hogan's Alley in Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood was an African-Canadian community that became a vibrant destination for food and jazz until it was removed in the 1960s to make way for new construction.

Pairing real photographs with photo-inspired illustrations helped Smith draw together the physical legacy and the memories of a neighbourhood.

"The community had a real sense of pride. We wanted to honour that by showing the real people who lived there," explains Smith. "We used watercolour illustrations to bring a sense of nostalgia to the backgrounds, to represent the fond memories and feelings past residents had for their communities."

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