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Inuit Hunter Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Inuit Hunter
Denomination
10¢
Date of Issue
February 21, 1955
Quantity
313,525,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Thomas Harold Beament.
Hidden Date

The date for this stamp is underneath the inuit hunter's kayak.

 

About Stamp

The new 10¢ postage stamp was designed by Harold Beament, Montreal, and the stamps were engraved by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa. This stamp is a tribute to the remarkable people of our last frontier.

Inuit Hunter

The Inuit hunter and his kayak represents the life of Canada's most northern citizens; possibly they are also Canada's oldest citizens though they have been among the least known.

Interesting Details

One fascinating aspect regarding this stamp is the airplane that can be seen in the sky. Why did the artist choose to depict the inuit hunter with an airplane flying overhead?

 

Reference
Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1955.
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