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Felling Big Trees in British Columbia

Felling Big Trees in British Columbia Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Felling Big Trees in British Columbia
Denomination
50¢
Date of Issue
September 16, 1946
Quantity
14,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller.
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.

Logging Operations

View of logging operations in British Columbia. The design stresses the background of the Canadian lumbering and pulpwood industries, major factors in Canada's manufacturing activities and export trade.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 83-84.
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