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Canada Goose, Branta canadensis

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 3, 1952
Year 1952
Quantity 163,120,000
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 $0.40
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $0.15
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.10
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.05
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  • 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

This stamp's micro-printed date is found in the bottom-left corner.

Interesting Details

This stamp was the first Canadian stamp to include the designer's initial. The letter H is found in the bottom-right corner of the stamp, which the initial of Emanuel Otto Hahn.

About Stamp

This postage stamp replaced the 7-cent Postal Centennial Commemorative issue used since September, 1951. With this stamp the Department discontinued the marking of the 7-cent denomination specifically for airmail use. The stamp features this subject to suggest airmail.  The 7-cent denomination, although intended for general postal use, extensively prepays airmail postage. This is not an airmail stamp.

Canada Goose

A Canada goose (branta Canadensis) leaving the water and becoming airborne.


Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn. Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 95-96.

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