Canada France Jacques Cartier 350th Ann 1534-1984 Joint issue

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The 450th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s first voyage to Canada is being marked by celebrations during the summer of 1984, and by a philatelic event: a commemorative stamp to be issued jointly by Canada and France. The double issue will be marked by several firsts, in both stamp design and printing. The stamp design, the work of Yves Paquin of Montreal, symbolically incorporates the highlights in the life of this intrepid explorer, and was chosen by both Canada and France to sum up the role of both countries in this historic event. This is also one of the rare occasions when a Canadian stamp has been printed outside Canada. The design has been adapted to the special presses of the “Imprimerie des timbres-poste France” using steel engraving in four colours. The design for both stamp were engraved by France’s Claude Haley.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1984.

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Canada France Jacques Cartier 350th Ann 1534-1984 Joint issue