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Canada's Textile Industry


Canada's Textile Industry



Date of Issue

November 2, 1953




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Alan L. Pollock. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller.

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This stamp has a hidden date in the bottom-right corner.

Interesting Details

This stamp displays the designer's initial underneath the folded cloth on the right of the stamp.

About Stamp

The new 50¢ postage stamp was designed by Mr. A. L. Pollock, an industrial artist of Toronto, Ontario. The stamp was engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Canada's Textile Industry

The main element of the design displays on the left, a representation of a bobbin from which threads unwind through an old fashioned spinning wheel to appear at the right as folded cloth. The spinning wheel was interposed to emphasize the tradition behind the textile industry.

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

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