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Palliser surveys the West - 37 cents 1988 - Canadian stamp

Palliser surveys the West 1988 - Canadian stamp


  • Quantity: 3 658 800
  • Issue date: March 17, 1988
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #1202


In the 18th century, new scientific equipment allowed explorers to survey land and sea with greater accuracy than ever before. Some of George Vancouver's maps, in fact, are still in use today. An explorer and avid hunter, Palliser headed the "Palliser Expedition" which, from 1857 to 1861, explored the plains north of the 49th parallel and the passes through the Rockies. The expedition delineated a stretch of semi-arid land named "Palliser's Triangle", and the surrounding, "fertile belt" which was found suitable for stock raising and agriculture. Artist Frederick Hagan of Newmarket, Ontario painted these four images, third in the series of Exploration stamps. Using a palette of vivid colours, he depicts the lands carted by four 18th century explorers. His imaginative backgrounds detail charts, map-making tools and the Discovery, the ship Vancouver sailed on his voyage around the world.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.


Designed by Frederick Hagan

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1988 Canada Post 37c John Palliser Surveys The West FDC $6.00 4 d 12 h left


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