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Witched Canoe - 40 cents 1991 - Canadian stamp

Witched Canoe 1991 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 6 000 000
  • Issue date: October 1, 1991
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Scott: #1334

Description

The second set in a series of Canadian Folklore stamps will be issued on October 1, 1991 featuring folktales. These four colourful and entertaining stamps will launch October as Stamp Month in Canada. The next tale, The Witched Canoe/Chasse-galerie comes from Québec. Young boys hired by lumber firms had to spend New Year's in the bush when they would have preferred to be celebrating back home. But if the proper incantations were spoken, the Devil would make the canoe fly through the air at an incredible speed. The peril was that if during the trip the canoe touched a cross or anyone spoke the name of God, their souls would be forfeit to Satan. The return trip was the most eventful with a drunken sternsmen at the helm. The wild ride usually ended with the canoe slamming into a tree at camp, but without injury. Next spring, going home, the storyteller would reveal that the women he had risked his soul for, had married someone else. Designer Ralph Tibbles teamed up with illustrators Allan Cormack and Deborah Drew-Brook to create this year's Folktales stamps, as well as last year's Legendary Creatures stamps.
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 3, 1991, p. 11-13

Creators

Designed by Ralph Tibbles
Based on illustrations by Allan Cormack
Based on illustrations by Deborah Drew-Brook

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The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

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