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|Date of Issue||February 2, 1953|
|Perforation or Dimension||12|
|Printer||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.|
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
|Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine||$5.10|
U-VF Used - Very Fine
|Used - Very Fine||$0.60|
The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-left corner.
The designer's initial can be found in the bottom-right corner of the stamp. The initial H belongs to Emanuel Otto Hahn.
The new $1.00 postage stamp was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., S.S.C., Toronto, Ontario, and the stamps were engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.
The new stamp displays a Pacific Coast Indian House and Totem Pole. This subject was selected because it is a popular symbol of a colourful chapter of Canada's rich heritage. The natives of the north-west coast of Candada were accustomed to record for posterity their genealogy, history and traditions by carving and painting, using representative symbols, chiefly animal designs.