Thursday, March 20, 2014

Masterpieces of Canadian Art : 1988 - 2002

From 1988 to 2002, Canada Post Corporation issued a single stamp each year featuring a masterpiece of Canadian art.  The works of art were reproduced in full colour and framed within a metallic foil border. The attractive stamps were not generally seen on domestic mail because of their denominations. For the first five years, the stamps were printed in 50 cent denomination, for which there were no common single usage rates. Typically the stamps would have been used on parcels. From 1993 to 2002 the stamps were denominated in amounts equal to the international letter rate.

Canada Post First Day Cover Cachets

While the stamp design did not change from 1998 to 2002, the Canada Post first day cover cachets became larger and more attractive.

1988 Ozias Leduc

1989 : Tsimsbian

1990 : Tom Thomson

 1991 : Emily Carr

1992: David Milne

1993: Kenojuak

1994: Frank Varley

1995: Alfred Pellan

1996 : Bill Read

1997 : Walter J. Philipps

 1998 : Bruno Bobak

1999 : Jean Dallaire

2000 : Cornelius Krieghoff

2001 : Jack Shadbolt

2002 : Alex Colville