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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 23, 1956
Year 1956
Quantity 30,300,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.40
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.15
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  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The date for this stamp is hidden in the bottom-left corner.

About Stamp

This 5¢ postage stamp is being issued to draw attention to Canada's most popular winter sport, hockey. The Post Office Department wishes to pay tribute to the skill of Canada's hockey players and the prestige they have earned for Canada in international competition. This stamp was designed by James Simpkins of Ottawa and is being engraved and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, Ottawa.

Creators

Designed by James Simpkins. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
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Reference

Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1956.

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