Santa Claus - 5 cents 1970 - Canadian stamp
- Quantity: 46 560 000
- Issue date: October 7, 1970
- Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
- Perforation: 12
- Scott: #519
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The meaning of Christmas to the under 13 year old children of Canada has been captured in the representative group of 12 drawings chosen from tens of thousands of submissions in the Canada Post Office stamp design project. The designation of 1970 as International Education Year places an added significance on the use of children's designs on Canada's Christmas stamps. It was in mid-November 1969 that this venture was announced. It made possible an expression of What Christmas Means to Me based on actual experiences and happenings during the season which holds a special magic for the young. Some 40 or 50 paintings and drawings were referred to Ottawa from each of the regional judging centres established at the Vacouver Art Gallery, the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Owens Art Gallery at Fredericton, the Nova Scotia College of Art at Halifax, the Confederation Art Gallery and Museum at Charlottetown and the Arts and Culture Centre at St. John's. The final adjudication of approximately 500 representative submissions at Post Office Headquarters, Ottawa, performed by the Department's Design Advisory Committee, resulted in the selection of 12 brush and crayon creations. These have now been reproduced with great fidelity as postage stamps.
The 5 cents issues are based on submissions by Lisa Wilson age 8, of Kamloops, British Columbia; Donna Niskala, age 9, of Macrorie, Saskatchewan; Anthony Martin, age 5, of Marius, Manitoba; Dwayne Durham, age 7, of Fort Erie, Ontario, and Manon Lecompte, age 9, of Laprairie, Quebec. On the 6 cents stamps are drawings by Jean Pomperleau, age 8, of St. Paul, Alberta; Janet McKinney, age 8, of Saint John, New Brunswick; Nancy Whatley, age 10, of Armdale, Nova Scotia; Joseph MacMillan, age 12, of Summerville, Prince Edward Island, and Eugene Battacharya, age 7, of St. John's, Newfoundland. The 10 cents denomination has a drawing by Corrine Fortier, age 10, of St. Leon, Manitoba, and the 15 cents value is based on one by Janis Dojcak, age 10, of Flin Flon, Manitoba. These children, in addition to enjoying that special experience of seeing their drawings on their nation's stamps, received special treats arranged by the Post Office Department. Included was an expenses paid trip to see their national capital city, Ottawa.
Based on a drawing by Anthony Martin
Designed by Allan Robb Fleming
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