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Red Bay Basque Whaling Station - UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 16, 2017
Year 2017
Quantity Continuous Printing
Perforation or Dimension 24 mm x 20 mm
Series UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada
Series Time Span 2014 - 2017
Printer Canadian Bank Note
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.95
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Booklet of 10 stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $8.50
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours

Booklet of 30 stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $25.50
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours

Souvenir sheet of 5 stamps

Quantity Produced - 100,000
Original Price: $4.25
Dimension: 130 mm x 71 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: PVA

Souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Cancellation Location: Trepassey NL
Original Price: $5.85
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

World Heritage Sites are chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which “seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.”

Canadians are invited to discover the country’s early historic settlements and to envision the origins of complex organisms on this planet by new stamps depicting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “These sites are treasures for Canada and the world – and we hope that these stamps instill pride and arouse a sense of wonder in every Canadian,” says Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra. Crafted by Lara Minja, of Lime Design, this definitive stamp showcases a place in Canada that has a special status because of its importance to the common heritage of humanity.

This stamp depicts Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (N.L.) which, on the south coast of Labrador, is the most complete and extensive example of a 16th-century Basque whaling station in North America.


Design: Lara Minja, Lime Design Inc. Photo: Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Courtesy of

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