Postage Stamp Design:
Klondike Gold Rush Series, 1996

Canada postage stamp: Klondike Gold Strike

These lively designs commemorate the 19th Century gold rush. The series design features the colourful characters who populated Dawson City and the Klondike - from Northwest Mounted Police Sergeant Sam Steele protecting a shifting border with the U.S., to Skookum Jim, the aboriginal prospector (historically denied credit for the discovery until this stamp featured him and his frog spirit).

Research for the designs utilized images from a large resource of early photography - a new and rapidly spreading technology in the 1890s and a means for prospectors to send home images of their exciting life up North.

Canada postage stamp: Klondike Bonanza

Canada postage stamp: Klondike fever

Canada postage stamp: Gold Rush Law and Order

Canada postage stamp: Boom Times in Dawson

Postage Stamp design