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Beaver Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Beaver
Denomination
3d
Date of Issue
April 1, 1852
Quantity
2,850,300
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
Imperforate = Non dentelé
Printer
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson.
Creators
Designed by Sanford Fleming. Picture probably engraved by Alfred Jones.
About Stamp
The 3-pence denomination featuring a beaver building a dam was symbolic of the people in the young country of Canada building their towns, cities, and communities. The secondary purpose of choosing the beaver centred in the original meaning of the beaver skin; it represented a medium of exchange in trade.
Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 8.
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