vast lands on the earth


7 December 1898, Canada
XMAS 1898
design: Warren L. Green
based on a map by George Robert Parkin
engraver: Charles Skinner

It says on the bottom ”We hold a vaster empire than has been”.  This stamp celebrates Canada’s participation in the British postage system.  In this Mercator’s Projection, the Suzerain Country is a little island not even in the centre of the map… but it ruled a ‘vast empire’ from there.

The red colour is letter press printed over the intaglio, which is slightly off centre and some of the territory is floating in the sea – it was not a great matter, but the number of dots were important at that time, I imagine.



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