Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Canadian Arctic explorer “Captain Bartlett” honoured with stamp

The stamp shows Bartlett holding a sextant against a vivid blue and white photo that captures the cool, harsh conditions of the Canadian Arctic, with the Roosevelt in the distance. The stamp's top-left corner features an outline of the globe from the North Pole downward bleeding into the stamp's frame.

The 54-cent stamp measures 40 mm x 31 mm horizontal and will be available in a 16-stamp pane with 13+ perforations on PVA gum type. Lowe-Martin has printed 1.75 million stamps using lithography in seven colours plus varnish on Tullis Russell paper. The stamps are general tagged on four sides. The Official First Day Cover will bear the cancel "BRIGUS NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR".

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