Calgary Stampede Stamps

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In honour of the 100th anniversary of the `Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, the Calgary Stampede, Canada Post issued two stamps that evoke the Wild West and pioneer new digital technology such as our first augmented reality stamps.

An archival photograph of the late Guy Weadick, the cowboy who was the driving force behind the establishment of the stampede, appears on the U.S. booklet cover. Weadick was a Wild West performer on the vaudeville circuit across North America at the turn of the 20th century. He travelled to Calgary where, together with several wealthy cattlemen who became known as the `Big Four,’ he founded the Stampede in 1912.

“To have been chosen to work on the stamps for the Calgary Stampede Centennial is the honour of a lifetime,” says designer Xerxes Irani, who has been creating print materials, logos and other physical objects for the Stampede for more than 13 years. “Having grown up in Calgary in a home full of western art, this feels like a further extension of my roots and heritage.”


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