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Whooping Crane

National Wildlife

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 4, 1955
Year 1955
Quantity 50,950,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series National Wildlife
Series Time Span 1953 - 1957
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

The 5¢ stamp is blue in colour and illustrates two Whooping Cranes in flight. This stamp was designed by Dr. William Rowan, F.R.S.C., a zoologist of Edmonton, Alberta.

Whooping Cranes

These splendid birds existed in fair numbers a century ago but have been reduced to a known 21 birds. Their nesting grounds in Northern Canada are unknown. They migrate south each autumn and winter in Texas.


Designed by William Rowan. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1955.

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