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Prime Ministers

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 3, 1952
Year 1952
Quantity 50,365,300
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Prime Ministers
Series Time Span 1951 - 1961
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

These two stamps continued the series inaugurated in 1951 to honour the prime ministers of Canada since Confederation. The 1952 designs were based on photographs supplied by the Public Archives of Canada.

Sir John J. C. Abbott

Portrait of the Hon. Sir John J. C. Abbott, Prime Minister of Canada from 16th June, 1891, to 5th December, 1892.


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

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