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Canada's Fish Resources


Canada's Fish Resources



Date of Issue

February 1, 1951




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


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

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found underneath the fisherman's arm.

About Stamp

The new postage stamp is intended to emphasize Canada's great fisheries wealth. The stamp design was created by artists of the Fairbairn Art Studio, Ottawa, after discussions with the Department of Fisheries. The stamp was engraved and manufactured by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Canada's Fish Resources

Canada has ready access to fishing grounds which are the most extensive in the world. Its waters, both coastal and inland, annually yield a tremendous quantity of high quality fish of steadily increasing economic importance. The fisheries products displayed in the border of the stamp reading clockwise, from the Pribilof Seal at the bottom, centre, are as follows : Clam, Tuna (Albacore), Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Cod, Shrimp, Scallop, Lobster, Atlantic Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish, Haddock, Oyster.


Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1951.

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