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Abraham Lake - Alberta

From Far and Wide

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 13, 2020
Year 2020
Quantity Continuous Printing
Denomination
PERMANENT™ (P)
Series From Far and Wide
Series Time Span 2018 - 2020
Postal Administration Canada

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Interesting Details

This stamp has "Abraham Lake (AB)" microprinted above the mountain on the right side of the stamp.

Abraham Lake Canada Stamp Microprint

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Coil of 100 Permanent Stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $92.00
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 24 mm x 20 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet of 9 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 70,000
Original Price: $11.62
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 150 mm x 75 mm
Printer: Lowe-Martin
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Created in 1972, when the Bighorn Dam was constructed, Abraham Lake is Alberta’s largest artificial lake. Located about 200 kilometres from Red Deer, it has become popular with tourists and photographers – especially in winter, when methane gas bubbles trapped in the ice create spectacular patterns.

About Stamp Series

There are so many beautiful places to see across Canada, it’s a constant temptation to pack your bags, hit the road and explore this fabulous country from one end to the other. If that’s not practical, this new definitive stamp series – From Far and Wide – promises to satisfy even the most restless of armchair travelers and inspire all of us to see more of this land first-hand.

According to stamp designer Stéphane Huot, it’s a privilege to work on a stamp series over an extended period of time. He adds, “The challenge is to establish a design platform that can be repeated, but that can also evolve. In the ‘From Far and Wide’ series, the evolution is the result of the images chosen for the background of the souvenir sheet and a strong and distinctive color scheme that establishes the tone for the series. Beauty is found in the series’ continuity, while a fresh colour palate and eye-popping new images make each issue visually unique."

Creators

Design: Stéphane Huot. Photo: Abraham Lake (AB) – Sherwin Calaluan.

Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - January 2020, Volume XXIX NO 1

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