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Carcajou Falls - Northwest Territories

From Far and Wide

Stamp Info

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

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Interesting Details

This stamp has "Carcajou Falls (NT)" microprinted in the water below the falls.

Carcajou Falls Microprint


Coil of 50 Stamps

Quantity Produced - Continuous printing
Original Price: $53.50
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 26 mm x 22 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

After meandering through a flat river valley, the Carcajou River makes a sudden 670-metre drop, creating the spectacular upper Carcajou Falls – the first of three drops. To witness the dramatic falls, you can either hike along the demanding Canol Heritage Trail or take a flightseeing tour from the nearby town of Norman Wells.

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."


Design: Stéphane Huot. Photo: Carcajou Falls (NT) – Geri Sigl, courtesy of Northwest Territories Tourism.

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