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Canada Postal Services 2007 Issue
Design by Saskia van Kampen

Jasper National Park

Canada Postal Service will issue a new stamp with a postage value of 52 Cents named "Jasper National Park" on the 20th of July 2007. The stamp is being issued to celebrate Jasper National Park's 100th birthday. Opened on September 14, 1907 the park became the largest of the Canadian Rockies Parks. It covers close to 11,000 square kilometers and protects the largest glacial-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies known as Maligne Lake. Mount Columbia also part of the park is the highest mountain in Alberta and stands 3,747 meters high. Jasper Park vast wilderness is a host to three life zones know as Montane, Subalpine and Alpine. Each of these zones provide homes for the multitude of flora and fauna. Some of the animals seen at the park include mountain lions, wolves, bald eagles, moose, lynx and pikas.
The stamp depicts a photograph of the park which was taken by photographer Daryl Benson. At the top of the stamp there is a color band which depicts a cross section of the park's geological formation which includes its various mountain shapes.

"Jasper National Park" stamp can be purchased as a Booklet of 10, Unique Gutter strip, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 47.25mm x 26.25mm with a simulated perforation . It will be printed by The Lowe Martin using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell paper. A quantity of 3,000,000 will be printed.


Jasper National Park FDC


Jasper National Park Booklet cover and Pane



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.canadapost.ca/personal/collecting/default-e.asp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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