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"Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney)" by Yousuf Karsh (1936)

Canadian Photography

Title

"Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney)" by Yousuf Karsh (1936)

Denomination

$2.50

Date of Issue

April 13, 2016

Year

Quantity

820,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Canadian Photography

Series Time Span

2013 - 2017

Perforation or Dimension

36 mm x 30 mm

Printer

Canadian Bank Note

Creators

Design: Stéphane Huot.

Original Artwork

Yousuf Karsh

Layouts

Booklet of 6 stamps

Quantity Produced - 120,000
Original Price: $15.00
Dimension: 36 mm x 30 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 3 colours

Souvenir sheet of 3 stamps

Quantity Produced - 100,000
Original Price: $4.55
Dimension: 150 mm x 75 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Covers (set of 2)

Quantity Produced - 9,000
Cancellation Location: Montréal QC
Original Price: $9.95
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm

About Stamp

Yousuf Karsh (Grey Owl [Archibald Belaney, 1888-1938], 1936). One of the masters of 20th century photography, Karsh saw his subjects in terms of light, shadow and form. His body of work includes portraits of government leaders, artists, musicians, authors and scientists. The photograph of writer and conservationist Archibald Belaney, a British citizen who convinced the world he was ‘Grey Owl,’ was made five years before his portrait of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill made Karsh an international success.

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