By Jay Bigalke
Canada Post has unveiled its latest entry in the long-running high-denomination Wildlife stamp series that started in 1997.
The new $4 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep stamp will be issued Oct. 10 in a pane of four.
The stamp was designed by David Craib using a photo by Cole Craib. Rodrigo “Jorge” Peral Jr. created an illustration from the photograph, and Jorge Peral engraved the stamp.
Canadian Bank Note printed the stamp by a combination of two processes: offset lithography and intaglio. Five offset colors and four intaglio ink colors were used.
Linn’s traveled to Canadian Bank Note in late June to see this stamp being printed.
A detailed feature article about the production of this stamp is tentatively planned for the Sept. 17 monthly issue of Linn’s.
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According to Canada Post, “The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) is the northernmost of three currently recognized subspecies of bighorn sheep and the only one found in Canada.”