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Beaver

Title

Beaver

Denomination

3d

Date of Issue

January 1, 1859

Year

Quantity

449,900

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

11.75

Printer

Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson.

Creators

Designed by Sandford 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.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 8.

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