Canada Post featured the Grizzly Bear on this large mint high denomination ($8) stamp. The stamp was issued primarily for parcel use on October 15, 1997. Steel engraving and the intaglio printing process, the same printing technique used on early classic stamp issues, was employed for this issue. This printing method yields a texture (thick ink) that is difficult to reproduce by other methods.
Mint, never hinged.
The actual size of this stamps is 50 x 77 mm
Scott Cat.# 1694