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Blueberry Grunt

Sweet Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 17, 2019
Year 2019
Quantity 480,000
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Series Sweet Canada
Series Time Span 2019
Postal Administration Canada

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 200,000
Original Price: $9.00
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: Sugar Pie: 34.4 mm x 30.5 mm. Butter tart: 32 mm x 29.4 mm. Saskatoon Berry Pie: 40.9 mm x 30.9 mm. Nanaimo Bar: 35.1 mm x 32 mm. Blueberry Grunt: 43.1 mm x 27.9 mm.
Printer: Canadian Bank Note
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 80,000
Original Price: $4.50
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 127 mm x 90 mm
Printer: Canadian Bank Note
Printing Process: Lithography in 6 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Nanaimo BC
Original Price: $5.50
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp

Believed to be an early adaptation of an English steamed pudding, blueberry grunt gets the name from the sound it makes as the blueberries bubble and steam under a dumpling topping. The popular dessert has been enjoyed by generations of Maritimers, who came up with this delicious way to use a bumper crop of local blueberries.

About Stamp Series

Our country’s traditional desserts offer more than just a scrumptious way to end a meal – their origins are a tasty part of our history. These stamps give you a chance to discover the sweet stories behind some of our favourite treats.

Working with designers Roy White and Liz Wurzinger of Vancouver’s Subplot Design Inc., illustrator Mary Ellen Johnson began her assignment in the kitchen, baking the five delectable desserts chosen for the stamps, photographing them, and then creating oil paintings of each. Subplot reinforced the culinary concept with a recipe card-inspired design that shows a truly satisfying slice of creativity.

Creators

Design: Subplot Design Inc. Illustration: Mary Ellen Johnson Photos: Index cards – istockphoto.com; box – Storyblocks; label – Adobe | Anja Kaiser; recipe card – deviantart.com | LL-stock; blue paper – deviantart.com | bashcorpo; syrup splashes – istockphoto.com | Alasdair James

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, April - June 2019, Volume XXVIII NO 4

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