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Canada's Textile Industry

Canada's Textile Industry Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Canada's Textile Industry
Denomination
50¢
Date of Issue
November 2, 1953
Quantity
65,182,100
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Alan L. Pollock. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller.
Hidden Date

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

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.

Interesting Details

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

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