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Stamps celebrate stunning World Heritage sites

OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada Post issued five stamps today celebrating extraordinary Canadian locations whose rugged grandeur and cultural impact have earned global recognition as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Included is Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage site, the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, located along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador's Strait of Belle Isle. There, in the 16th century, European whalers crossed the Atlantic to hunt right and bowhead whales and developed a thriving whale-oil industry.

This is the third release in a multi-year series celebrating the UNESCO sites and the second issued as commemorative U.S. and International rate stamps.

"Canadians want to share these spectacular landscapes with friends and families and people abroad," says Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services at Canada Post. "We're happy to provide them that opportunity with these special stamps."

The sites speak of a land hewn by the forces of nature, where fast-moving glaciers, rushing rivers and subterranean collisions craft an unparalleled wilderness:

About the stamps

The stamps measure 54 mm x 85 mm and were designed by Lara Minja of Lime Design in Victoria, B.C. They were printed by Lowe-Martin. The three U.S. rate stamps and two international rate stamps are separately available in booklets of six. The souvenir sheet of five stamps measures 130 mm by 100 mm. The Souvenir Sheet Official First Day Cover measures 191 mm x 113 mm. The stamps are also reproduced as postcards, available individually and in sets of five. The cancellation site is Red Bay, N.L., chosen because of its designation in 2013 as a World Heritage site.


SOURCE Canada Post

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