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Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories

Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories
Denomination
10¢
Date of Issue
September 16, 1946
Quantity
120,225,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
About Stamp

With the exception of the war issues of 1942-43 and certain special commemorative stamps, all pictorial postage stamps issued between 1927 and 1945 have illustrated subjects relating to Canada's history, geography, agriculture, and natural resources. The end of the war provided desirable opportunity to use subjects emphasizing the new industrial importance of Canada. In 1946 the Department decided to replace Canada's wartime pictorial postage stamps with an issue intended to provide a pictorial survey of Canada's primary industries and raw materials. The issue placed emphasis on the reconversion of Canadian industry to a peacetime basis.

Great Bear Lake

View of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, showing the point where prospectors discovered pitchblende deposits, the source of radium and uranium, a Canadian contribution to science through her mining industry.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 83.
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