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Canada's Textile Industry

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue November 2, 1953
Year 1953
Quantity 65,182,100
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 $2.65
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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Interesting Details

This stamp displays the designer's initial underneath the folded cloth on the right of the stamp.

About Stamp

The new 50¢ postage stamp was designed by Mr. A. L. Pollock, an industrial artist of Toronto, Ontario. The stamp was engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Canada's Textile Industry

The main element of the design displays on the left, a representation of a bobbin from which threads unwind through an old fashioned spinning wheel to appear at the right as folded cloth. The spinning wheel was interposed to emphasize the tradition behind the textile industry.


Designed by Alan L. Pollock. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1953.

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