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Lincoln MacCauley Alexander

Black History Month

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue February 1, 2018
Year 2018
Quantity 1,300,000
Perforation or Dimension 32 mm x 40 mm
Series Black History Month
Series Time Span 2011 - 2020
Printer Lowe-Martin
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 10 Domestic Stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 32 mm x 40 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 8,000
Cancellation Location: Toronto, ON
Original Price: $1.85
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours

About Stamp

Toronto-born Lincoln MacCauley Alexander (1922-2012) had a distinguished career as a public servant and became a leader in the fight for racial equality. He was the first Black Canadian to be elected to the House of Commons (1968), appointed to the federal Cabinet (1979) and named to a viceregal position in Canada, as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1985). He encouraged countless young people to pursue their dreams – often telling them, "I did it. You can. You will."

This stamp, designed by Winnipeg-based Tétro, evokes the personal strength of Lincoln MacCauley Alexander through a historic photograph. "The image selected captures a moment that is both internally reflective and formidable," says designer Paul Tétrault. "The gold metallic glow pays tribute to his visionary influence and trailblazing achievements."


Design: Tétro | Photo: Alexander – The Hamilton Spectator; tzara, iStock; Boris Spremo, Toronto Star, Getty Images.

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