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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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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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