Oil Development, Western Canada
Date of Issue
March 1, 1950
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
This postage stamp design recognized the significance to the national economy of the development of oil in Western Canada. The new issue replaced the 50-cent denomination (logging operations in British Columbia) of the 1946 pictorial series.
A scene depicting two derricks, a sludge flare, and storage tanks among grain stubble. This scene is typical of oil fields in Alberta. In the background are the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 90.
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