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Canada Postal Services 2005 Issue
Design by Pierre-Yves Pelletier

Acadian Deportation 1755-2005

Canada Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 50 cents named "Acadian Deportation 1755-2005" on the 15th of August 2005, Acadian National Day. This stamp is being issued to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Acadia deportation. The deportation occurred in 1755 when thousands of settlers were deported from their native Acadia (Nova Scotia) to the British colonies of North America. This commemorative stamp depicts a stamp that was an earlier issue commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Acadian deportation. It also depicts the Acadian flag in the background which was established in 1884 at the Second Acadian Convention. The earlier stamp depicted on this issue was issued in 1930 and portrays the famous statue of Evangeline and the Acadian Chapel at Grand-Pre National Historic Site. Acadian Deportation was such a significant event in Canadian History that it was felt fitting by the Canada Post to showcase the previous commemorative stamp in this new issue.

"Acadian Deportation 1755-2005" stamp can be purchased as a pane of 16, Various blocks, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 39.65mm x 48mm with a Perforation size of 13+. The sheet will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the Lithography Printing process with Tullis Russell Coating paper and PVA gum. A quantity of 2,500,000 will be printed

Acadian Deportation 1755-2005 FDC

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