News at Medicine - March 2008 - Stamp of approval

Stamp of approval
March 31, 2008
A painting by Dr. Christopher Kovacs has received three distinctions in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the publication of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.

The painting, "Green Gables House™" was chosen by Canada Post’s jury panel to be one of two stamps that will be issued on June 20, 2008, with first day covers. Canada Post and Japan Post have also joined together to have an historical joint stamp issue, with joint first day covers, that will also bear the image of this painting. And finally, the Royal Canadian Mint has used Dr. Kovacs’s painting in conjunction with their issue of a special Anne of Green Gables coin, which will be released on April 16.

Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint each cropped the painting differently, and Canada Post changed the foreground to resemble the typical reddish soil of Prince Edward Island. As well, there was a fire at Green Gables House™ a few years ago, and the roof was replaced with dark green, quite unlike the tan roof that it had at the time Dr. Kovacs did this painting.

To see the various images of the stamps and coin, visit