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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 23, 1956
Year 1956
Quantity 30,300,000
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

This 5¢ postage stamp is being issued to draw attention to Canada's most popular winter sport, hockey. The Post Office Department wishes to pay tribute to the skill of Canada's hockey players and the prestige they have earned for Canada in international competition. This stamp was designed by James Simpkins of Ottawa and is being engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.


Designed by James Simpkins. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1956.

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