New PERMANENT™ Stamps Feature Five Historic Canadian Mills
Jan. 11, 2010
Today, Canada Post added to its ongoing Flags over Canada definitive series with a quintet of PERMANENT™ stamps featuring five historic mills: Watson’s Mill in Manotick, Ontario; the Keremeos Grist Mill in Keremeos, British Columbia; the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site in Delta, Ontario; the Riodon Grist Mill in Caraquet, New Brunswick; and Cornell Mill in Stanbridge East, Quebec.
"Mills have helped to shape the course of our country’s social and economic development for more than 200 years,” says Jim Phillips, Canada Post’s Director of Stamp Services. “Mills were the first factories, combining natural power and machinery to do the work of many men at once. These stamps celebrate the important contribution that mills have made to the history of our nation."
The design of each stamp emphasises each mill’s defining attributes and has an early summer look and feel. Additionally, names of the mills are uniquely hidden with microtype in each of the stamps. The official first day cover will be cancelled in Delta, Ontario, where the Old Stone Mill’s bicentennial celebrations will be taking place, and in Manotick, Ontario, to mark the 150th anniversary of Watson’s Mill.
Each stamp measures 23.25 mm x 20.25 mm (horizontal) and has simulated perforations. Canadian Bank Note will continuously print the stamps, which are available in booklets of 10 and booklets of 30 stamps, and on souvenir sheets of five stamps. The stamps are pressure sensitive and printed on Tullis Russell paper using lithography in five colours. They are general tagged on four sides. The official first day cover will be cancelled in Delta, Ontario, and Manotick, Ontario.
Additional information about Canadian stamps can be found in the News section of Canada Post's website, and photos of these new stamps are also available. Stamps and other products will be available at participating post offices, or can be ordered online by following the links at canadapost.ca/collection, or by mail order from the National Philatelic Centre. From Canada and the USA, call toll-free: 1 800 565-4362, and from other countries, call: 902 863-6550.