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The St. Louis Ghost Train

Haunted Canada

Title

The St. Louis Ghost Train

Denomination

PERMANENT™ (P)

Date of Issue

June 13, 2014

Year

Quantity

1,040,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Haunted Canada

Series Time Span

2014 - 2016

Perforation or Dimension

Serpentine Die Cut 13½

Printer

Lowe-Martin

Creators

Design: Lionel Gadoury, Terry Popik, Context Creative | Illustration: Sam Weber, C.H.J. Snider / Archives of Ontario | Photography: Peter Bregg.

Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm
Printing Process: 5 colours + holographic foil
Gum Type: P.V.A

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 73 mm x 127 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

Uncut press sheet of 8 souvenir sheetst

Quantity Produced - 5,000
Original Price: $34.00
Dimension: 480 mm x 650 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 13,000
Cancellation Location: Gorrie ON
Original Price: $5.25
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

About Stamp

A fearsome fiction is one thing – but when the eerie story is based on accounts of real people who swear they’ve felt, heard or even seen a ghost – the supernatural is sensational! We’re unleashing this spine-tingling series of five tales told across this land, with an Official First Day Cover cancelled in Gorrie, Ontario.

St. Louis, Saskatchewan, is home to the St. Louis Light, also known as the St. Louis Ghost Train. For over 80 years, on a stretch of abandoned rail north of town, some have witnessed a glowing light believed to be the spectre of a long dead Canadian National Railway (CNR) conductor who literally lost his head in the 1920s to a passing train.

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