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Oil Development, Western Canada

Title

Oil Development, Western Canada

Denomination

50¢

Date of Issue

March 1, 1950

Year

Quantity

10,500,000

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

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.

Oil Development

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.

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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 90.

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