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Oil Development, Western Canada

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 1, 1950
Year 1950
Quantity 10,500,000
Denomination
50¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Price Values

Condition Name Avg Value
M-NH-VF
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
M-NH-F
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine Only available to paid users
M-NH-VG
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good Only available to paid users
M-H-VF
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
M-H-F
Mint - Hinged - Fine Only available to paid users
U-VF
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
U-F
Used - Fine Only available to paid users
U-VG
Used - Very Good Only available to paid users
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About Stamp

This postage stamp design recognized the significance to the national economy of the development of oil in Western Canada. The new issue replaced the 50-cent denomination (logging operations in British Columbia) of the 1946 pictorial series.

Oil Development

A scene depicting two derricks, a sludge flare, and storage tanks among grain stubble. This scene is typical of oil fields in Alberta. In the background are the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Creators

Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 90.

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