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Common Loon

National Wildlife

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 10, 1957
Year 1957
Quantity 51,000,000
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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Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.15
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Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date in the water underneath the loon's tail.

Interesting Details

The designer's initials are situated perfectly in the bottom-left corner of the stamp. The initials LH belongs to Laurence Hyde.

About Stamp

The new 5¢ postage stamp will illustrate the Loon, a bird well known on Canada's many lakes. The stamp was designed by Laurence Hyde of Montreal. By issuing this postage stamp, the Post Office Department wishes to assist those private, provincial and federal Government Agencies striving to increase interest in the importance of securing and restoring the wildlife resources of Canada. These resources are of considerable economic value, and a constant source of pleasure to thousands in every walk of life.


Designed by Laurence Hyde. Picture and lettering engraved by John F. Mash.

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Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1957.

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