Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Date of Issue
November 3, 1952
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn. Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
This stamp's micro-printed date is found in the bottom-left corner.
This postage stamp replaced the 7-cent Postal Centennial Commemorative issue used since September, 1951. With this stamp the Department discontinued the marking of the 7-cent denomination specifically for airmail use. The stamp features this subject to suggest airmail. The 7-cent denomination, although intended for general postal use, extensively prepays airmail postage. This is not an airmail stamp.
A Canada goose (branta Canadensis) leaving the water and becoming airborne.
This stamp was the first Canadian stamp to include the designer's initial. The letter H is found in the bottom-right corner of the stamp, which the initial of Emanuel Otto Hahn.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 95-96.
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