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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 7, 1956
Year 1956
Denomination
20¢
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 $1.20
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.20
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Hidden Date

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About Stamp

These two stamps feature two significant secondary industries of Canada. The 20-cent stamp replaced the 1952 issue of the same denomination. The 25-cent stamp is a new denomination; in fact, this is the first time that Canada has ever issued a 25-cent postage stamp. Apart from paying registration and postage charges, the 25-cent stamps may be used to prepay charges on overseas mail to certain destinations.

Pulp and Paper

This stamp, illustrating a scene in a paper mill, pays tribute to Canada's largest single secondary industry. The pulp and paper industry leads all others for the value of product exported and wages paid.

Creators

Designed by Alfred Joseph Casson. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 105.

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