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Citizen

Title

Citizen

Denomination

Date of Issue

July 1, 1947

Year

Quantity

25,100,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the bottom-right corner.

About Stamp

On 1st July, 1947, the eightieth anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this stamp was issued to commemorate the passage of the Canadian Citizenship Act. This act, a development of great importance in Canadian constitutional history, gives a clear and simple definition of Canadian citizenship. The act also provides an underlying community of status for all peoples of Canada, binding them together as Canadians.

Canadian Citizenship

In the design, Canadian citizenship is personified by the figure of a youth standing with upraised hand and arm on the northern portion of the Western Hemisphere. The geographical outline of Canada is broadly indicated at his feet.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 85.

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