Saturday, 21 June 2014

3D - Holographic Stamps - Update

Category - Sight
Subcategory - 3D Hologram 

Canada 2014 Haunted Canada with 3D Hologram Image

Issue Date 13 June 2014

On Friday the 13th June 2014, Canada Post issued a set of 5 Stamps titled “Haunted Canada“,which highlighted some of Canada’s more infamous spooky stories, 

Quebec’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Legend has it that Count of Frontenac, for whom the hotel is named, has been spotted wandering the hotel halls, sitting on windowsills or floating through the ballroom, dressed in his 17th-century garb.

Alberta’s Ghost Bride of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel: Employees and guests have reported seeing a figure with a long, flowing dress descending the stairs. She is believed to be a bride who tripped and fell to her death on her wedding day.

Ontario’s Fort George: Due to battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath, spirits are said to still be seen or heard wandering within its stone walls. Cold spots, crying, moaning and the sound of footsteps have all been reported. Tales are told of people having being poked or having their hair pulled, only to turn around and find no one there.

Saskatchewan’s St. Louis Ghost Train: There are tales of a ghostly glowing light, known as the “St. Louis Light,” in the Saskatchewan River Valley. Those who believe in the ghost train claim it’s the long-dead CNR (Canadian National Railway) conductor who literally lost his head back in the 1920s to a passing train while examining the track with his lantern.

PEI’s The Northumberland Strait: The tale has been told by residents for at least 200 years of a vision of a burning ship on the waters between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. On several occasions, onlookers have tried to rescue the ship but as soon as rescuers come close, the ship disappears into the mist.

The stamps have been printed with a holographic image along with the words 'Haunted Canada" in English and French which can be seen when the stamp is tilted at a slight angle.

Each stamp sports a holographic foil highlighting key areas–like the fire devouring the Phantom Ship that perpetually burns along the Northumberland Strait, or the glint in the Ghost Bride’s eyes–adding to the spooky atmosphere. The images were illustrated by Sam Weber, a Canadian artist living in New York for Canada Post.

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