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Gannet, Morus Bassanus

Gannet, Morus Bassanus Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Gannet, Morus Bassanus
Denomination
15¢
Date of Issue
April 1, 1954
Quantity
262,100,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Laurence Hyde. Modeled by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
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About Stamp

This regular issue replaced the 15-cent Postal Administration Centennial Commemorative stamp. The gannet was chosen as an appropriate symbol for the 15-cent stamps used extensively for the prepayment of airmail postage.

The Gannet

The bird is displayed against a night sky that includes Polaris or the North Star. On Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence a bird sanctuary provides the summer home for the largest colony of gannets in existence. A gannet against a night sky.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 99.
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