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Dr. M. Vera Peters - Hodgkin Lymphoma and Breast Cancer

Medical Groundbreakers

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue September 10, 2020
Year 2020
Quantity 260,000
Current monetary value: $0.92.
Series Medical Groundbreakers
Series Time Span 2020
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Price Values

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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine Only available to paid users
Used - Very Fine Only available to paid users
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Stamp Supplies on Amazon


Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 130,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $9.20
Perforation: Simulated perforation
Dimension: 38 mm x 30 mm
Printer: Colour Innovations
Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General tagging, four sides
Paper: Tullis Russell
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Official First Day Cover – Dr. M. Vera Peters

Quantity Produced - 2,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $1.92
Cancellation Location: Toronto, ON
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
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Set of 5 Official First Day Covers

Quantity Produced - 6,000
Current Purchase Price: Only available to paid users
Original Purchase Price: $8.95
Cancellation Location: Winnipeg, MB (Chown)Vancouver, BC (Montaner)Montréal, QC (Mount)Toronto, ON (Peters)Toronto, ON (Till and McCulloch)
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
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About Stamp

Dr. M. Vera Peters, o.c. (1911-93) revolutionized cancer treatment, showing that Hodgkin lymphoma, then considered fatal, could be cured with radiation therapy. She also showed that for early breast cancer a lumpectomy combined with radiation is as effective as a radical mastectomy – the routine treatment at the time.

About Stamp Series

These five commemorative stamps celebrate six groundbreaking physicians and researchers: Drs. Bruce Chown, Julio Montaner, Balfour Mount, M. Vera Peters, James Till and Ernest McCulloch.

This issue salutes these remarkable individuals and the many other healthcare professionals and scientists who have devoted their lives to creating a healthier world – including those working tirelessly to develop diagnostics, treatments and preventions to help respond to the COVID-19 situation.

“This enduring tribute to Canadian health heroes honours their groundbreaking work and brings more awareness to their contributions and discoveries,” said Lissa Foster, Executive Director of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. “We can all be immensely proud of the global impact of these pioneering Canadians and our country’s contributions to health, here and in the world.”


Stamp Designer: Mike Savage, Dale Kilian | Signals.

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