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Rick Hansen

Difference Makers

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 22, 2012
Year 2012
Quantity 4,225,000
Denomination
PERMANENTâ„¢ (P).
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Perforation or Dimension Simulated perforation
Series Difference Makers
Series Time Span 2012
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

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M-NH-VF
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Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Layouts

Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - 400,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $6.10
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 32 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir sheet of 4 stamps

Quantity Produced - 225,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $2.44
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 96 mm x 96 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir sheet OFDC

Quantity Produced - 15,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $3.44
Cancellation Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 96 mm x 96 mm (square)
Printing Process: Lithography in 7 colours
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Canada Post honours four outstanding and well-known Canadians in this new stamp series, featuring images of Rick Hansen, Michael J. Fox, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Louise Arbour.

According to stamp design manager Alain Leduc, the unusual approach to portraiture has deeper meanings. The stamps, designed by Montreal's Paprika Design, show intimate close-ups of each of the four Difference Makers, created with a strategically-placed series of small dots. This unique form of digital pointillism carries with it a subtle symbolism—the dots coming together to create a view of the whole in the same way that each of these individuals employs a range of experience, knowledge, skills and talents to get the results they seek.

“Colour too, is an important factor in this issue,” notes Leduc. “Each one was chosen to differentiate the different fields in which these people are recognized. The colours aren't tied to any kind of specific symbolism, but we wanted to make sure that each Difference Maker was recognized as an individual personality.”

Each of the stamps will be sold in booklets of 10. A souvenir sheet with all four stamps is also available.

This edition of the Difference Makers' series includes the following highly-regarded Canadian humanitarians and activists:

Rick Hansen

Young Rick Hansen dreamed of representing Canada at the Olympics someday. But at age 15, he lost the use of his legs in an automobile accident. His positive attitude allowed him to stay involved in sports and he became the first person with a disability to graduate with a degree in Physical Education. He was inspired by Terry Fox, and through his own epic journey on the Man In Motion World Tour years later, he kept a small statue of Fox close, as encouragement. Later, he established the Rick Hansen Foundation, continuing his quest for a cure for spinal cord injury, and for an accessible and inclusive society.

Creators

Design: Paprika. Photography: The Rick Hansen Foundation.

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