Stompin’ Tom honoured on postage stamp

Stompin' Tom Connors is being honoured on a new postage stamp.

The stamp was released by Canada Post at a ceremony in Alberton, P.E.I., Thursday, not far from Skinner's Pond, where Stompin' Tom grew up.

The singer, 73, is one of four Canadian musicians appearing on a quartet of stamps.

"We're pretty excited," said Denise Corra, Canada Post spokeswoman. "These are very, very popular stamps, and of course, Stompin' Tom Connors is a Canadian icon. He's written more than 300 songs, produced about 50 albums. He's been a staunch supporter of the Canadian music scene. He's made quite a difference, and so it's very, very, exciting."

Connor's image joins those of rock star Bryan Adams, French-Canadian rock artist Robert Charlebois, and Acadian singer Edith Butler.

It is a sequel to the 2007 Canadian Recording Artists series that featured Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray.

Four million stamps were printed. They are sold in a booklet of eight, and 275,000 souvenir sheets containing four PVA gum stamps are presented in a CD format.

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