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Team of Oxen in Winter - Maud Lewis

Christmas 2020

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Name Value
Date of Issue November 2, 2020
Year 2020
Quantity 2,035,000
Series Christmas 2020
Series Time Span 2020
Postal Administration Canada

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Booklet of 6 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 330,000
Original Price: $7.80
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 32.8 mm x 28.8 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Souvenir Sheet

Quantity Produced - 55,000
Original Price: $4.93
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 112 mm x 70 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 6,000
Cancellation Location: Digby, Nova Scotia
Original Price: $5.93
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm

About Stamp Series

The folk art paintings of Maud Lewis (1901-70) are a colourful and joyful portrayal of country life in the Maritimes. Lewis’ earliest works were Christmas cards painted under the tutelage of her mother and sold to neighbours in rural Nova Scotia. This issue features three seasonal works from the 1960s – Winter Sleigh Ride, Team of Oxen in Winter and Family and Sled – all part of the collection at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax.

Lewis was born and raised in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, and later lived in nearby Marshalltown with her husband, Everett. She spent much of her adult life in a cramped, one-room house with no running water or electricity. Living with rheumatoid arthritis and having no formal training, she was a prolific painter – sometimes producing as many as three pieces a day. Lewis used a vibrant palette to capture the spirit of the people, animals and activities beyond her window and add life to almost every surface in her tiny home, which is also on display at the Gallery.


Stamp Designer: Hélène L’Heureux.

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