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William Notman’s "Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, Montreal" (1885)

Canadian Photography

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 7, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 970,000
Perforation or Dimension Serpentine Die Cut 13½
Series Canadian Photography
Series Time Span 2013 - 2017
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $2.90
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.90
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Booklet of 6 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 140,000
Original Price: $7.20 (U.S. rate)
Dimension: 30 mm x 36 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

Souvenir sheet of 3 stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Original Price: $2.90
Dimension: 150 mm x 75 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Covers (set of 2)

Quantity Produced - 10,000
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Original Price: $8.10
Dimension: 191 mm x 113 mm
Gum Type: P.V.A.

About Stamp

Imagine having to choose the best images to reflect Canadian photography from the past 150 years – and depict that talent in just seven stamps a year. That balancing act would demand expertise and judgment. In planning this multi-year series, Stamp Design Manager Alain Leduc approached a group of archivists and museum curators with historical and technical knowledge of photography in Canada.

They chose 35 photographers they deemed prominent in the history of Canadian photography. They were then asked to suggest one representative photograph from each artist. From this list, Leduc and his design team chose seven artists to be featured on five domestic-rate stamps, one U.S. denomination and one international stamp for each year of the series. They also had to consider the period in which the photo was shot, the location, and its quality and integrity once reduced to stamp size.

The 2014 edition of the series includes domestic stamps featuring Fred Herzog’s Bogner’s Grocery (1960), Lynne Cohen’s Untitled (1970), Michel Lambeth’s St. Joseph’s Convent School (1960), C.D. Hoy’s Unidentified Chinese man (circa 1912) and Louis-Prudent Vallée’s Quebec City in Winter (1894). William Notman’s Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill (1885) graces the U.S. denomination. Edward Burtynsky’s Railcuts #1, shot at Skihist Provincial Park in British Columbia in 1985, appears on the international stamp.

This series and the initial issue in 2013 were created by long-time stamp designer Stéphane Huot of Montréal. The two Official First Day Covers – one featuring horizontal shots and the other, vertical ones – were cancelled in Ottawa, Ontario.


Design: Stéphane Huot.

Original Artwork

William Notman

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