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Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Whooping Crane
Denomination
Date of Issue
April 4, 1955
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.
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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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