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The Totem Pole

The Totem Pole Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
The Totem Pole
Denomination
$1.00
Date of Issue
February 2, 1953
Quantity
28,950,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Emanuel Otto Hahn. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
About Stamp

The new $1.00 postage stamp was designed by Emanuel Hahn, R.C.A., S.S.C., Toronto, Ontario, and the stamps were engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

The Totem Pole

The new stamp displays a Pacific Coast Indian House and Totem Pole. This subject was selected because it is a popular symbol of a colourful chapter of Canada's rich heritage. The natives of the north-west coast of Candada were accustomed to record for posterity their genealogy, history and traditions by carving and painting, using representative symbols, chiefly animal designs.

Reference
Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1953.
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