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Sharon and Shirley Firth

Canadian Women in Winter Sports

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 24, 2018
Year 2018
Quantity 450,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Perforation or Dimension 40 mm x 24 mm
Series Canadian Women in Winter Sports
Series Time Span 2018
Printer Colour Innovations
Postal Administration Canada

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Domestic Stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 40 mm x 24 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Pane of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 50,000
Original Price: $4.25
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 180 mm x 159 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 10,000
Cancellation Location: Aklavik, NT
Original Price: $1.85
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours

About Stamp

As our best winter athletes prepare to compete in 2018, Canada Post issued this stamp to celebrate the achievement of Canadian superstars who topped the podium.

Sharon and Shirley Firth transformed Inuvik into a hotbed of Nordic skiing. They competed in four Olympic Games and four World Ski Championships and dominated their sport from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, winning 79 medals at the national championships, including 48 national titles.

In depicting these Canadian women powerhouses in winter sports, Subplot's design team set out to create a look that, according to creative director Roy White, "would celebrate the joy, endurance and dedication that has gone into their illustrious achievements over their careers." This stamp features a duotone portrait of the athletes in a moment of celebration, as well as a full-colour, freeze-frame action shot representing a defining moment in their careers.

Creators

Design: Subplot Design Inc. | Photos: Anders Lenes; Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame; background: courtesy of ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid.
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Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - January - February 2018, Volume XXVII NO 2

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