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Whooping Crane

National Wildlife

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 4, 1955
Year 1955
Quantity 50,950,000
Denomination
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.

Creators

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

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Reference

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

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