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Gannet, Morus Bassanus

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 1, 1954
Year 1954
Quantity 262,100,000
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 $1.30
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
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About Stamp

This regular issue replaced the 15-cent Postal Administration Centennial Commemorative stamp. The gannet was chosen as an appropriate symbol for the 15-cent stamps used extensively for the prepayment of airmail postage.

The Gannet

The bird is displayed against a night sky that includes Polaris or the North Star. On Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence a bird sanctuary provides the summer home for the largest colony of gannets in existence. A gannet against a night sky.


Designed by Laurence Hyde. Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

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Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 99.

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