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Summer Tent - 17 cents 1979 - Canadian stamp

Summer Tent 1979 - Canadian stamp


  • Quantity: 11 000 000
  • Issue date: September 13, 1979
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #835

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#61 Summer Tent - 17 cents 1979 - Canadian stamp - Brown mark on shoulder -


Thirty years ago, most Inuit pursued what to southerners seemed an exotic life. Today, the northern peoples have adopted everything from T.V. to the alarm clock. The Inuit east of the Mackenzie River Delta generally used to dwell in tents during the summer. A tent consisted of hides stretched over a frame of bones or driftwood. The Inuit Shelter/Community stamps were designed by Reinhard Derreth of Vancouver and feature works of art by Inuit artists. The print "Summer Tent" is by Kiakshuk of Cape Dorset.
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1979.


Based on a stonecut print by Kiakshuk
Designed by Reinhard Derreth

Original art

Kiakshuk, "Summer Tent", 1960
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

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