Organization: Canada Post
Product: Commemorative stamps
Stamp designers: Jean Morin and Michel Dallaire
The establish the North-West Mounted Police was authorized by Parliament May 23, 1873. Its task was the establishment of law and order in the 300,000 square mile area of the Canadian Northwest, where its record is best expressed by the Force’s motto “Maintiens le Droit”, “Maintain the Right”.
In 1904 the Force became the Royal North-West mounted Police, and in 1920 received its present title.
The subject of the 8c stamp is the Force’s epic march of 1874 form Fort Dufferin, Manitoba to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
The 10c stamps represents a spectrograph, an instrument used in a crime laboratory to compute the visual spectrum of a substance as a means of identification.
The subject of the 15c stamp is the Force’s world famous Musical Ride performed by a troop of 32 men on specially bred black horses.