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Canada's Fish Resources

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue February 1, 1951
Year 1951
Quantity 4,500,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $35.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $19.50
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $13.50
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $19.50
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $19.00
M-NG-VF Mint - No Gum - Very Fine
Mint - No Gum - Very Fine $14.00
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $6.20
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $5.60
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $5.40
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify PSG if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found underneath the fisherman's arm.

About Stamp

The new postage stamp is intended to emphasize Canada's great fisheries wealth. The stamp design was created by artists of the Fairbairn Art Studio, Ottawa, after discussions with the Department of Fisheries. The stamp was engraved and manufactured by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Canada's Fish Resources

Canada has ready access to fishing grounds which are the most extensive in the world. Its waters, both coastal and inland, annually yield a tremendous quantity of high quality fish of steadily increasing economic importance. The fisheries products displayed in the border of the stamp reading clockwise, from the Pribilof Seal at the bottom, centre, are as follows : Clam, Tuna (Albacore), Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Cod, Shrimp, Scallop, Lobster, Atlantic Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish, Haddock, Oyster.


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

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1951.

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