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Whooping Crane

Title

Whooping Crane

Denomination

Date of Issue

April 4, 1955

Year

Quantity

50,950,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

National Wildlife

Series Time Span

1953 - 1957

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by William Rowan. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.

Hidden Date

About Stamp

The 5¢ stamp is blue in colour and illustrates two Whooping Cranes in flight. This stamp was designed by Dr. William Rowan, F.R.S.C., a zoologist of Edmonton, Alberta.

Whooping Cranes

These splendid birds existed in fair numbers a century ago but have been reduced to a known 21 birds. Their nesting grounds in Northern Canada are unknown. They migrate south each autumn and winter in Texas.

Reference

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

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