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Canada Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Fraser Ross

Roadside Attractions

The Canada Postal Service has issued 4 new stamps with a postage value of 54 Cents named "Roadside Attractions" on the 6th of July 2009. This is the first 4 stamp set issue for a three year stamp series that will feature famous Canada roadside attractions. Each stamp and the attraction is listed below:

  • Mr. PG (Top left) - is a staggering 8 meter tall log man that is located in Prince George, BC, since 1960.
  • Watson Lake Signpost Forest (Top right) - it all started in 1942 when a homesick US Army G.I. working on the Alaska Highway put up a sign pointing the way and mileage to his hometown. Others have follow suit and today there are about 64,000 signs located in the untamed wilderness of Watson Lake, YK.
  • Inukshuk (Bottom Left) - built in Hay River, NWT's in 1978 as a symbol for the Arctic Winter Games. This stunning sculpture guides travelers through Canada's vast landscape.
  • Pysanka (Bottom right) - a giant Easter egg located in Vegreville, AB is the largest in the world. It is on display at the entrance to Elk Island National Park.

"Roadside Attractions" can be purchased as a Booklet of 8, Souvenir Sheet of 4, or FDC. The size of each booklet stamp is 35mm x 41mm and the size of the Souvenir Sheet 95mm x 109mm. The booklet stamp perforation is kiss cut and the Souvenir Sheet perforation is 13+ using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Lowe Martin using the Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell Paper. The gum type for the booklet stamps is pressure sensitive and the gum type for the Souvenir Sheet is PVA.


Roadside Attractions FDC


Roadside Attractions Souvenir Sheet



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

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