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Swimming Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Swimming

Denomination

Date of Issue

March 7, 1957

Quantity

12,550,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Canada - All Seasons Playground

Series Time Span

1957

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Laurence Hyde. Picture engraved by Yves Baril.

Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date in the water near the bottom of the stamp.

Interesting Details

The designer's initials are situated perfectly in the bottom-right corner of the stamp. The initials LH belongs to Laurence Hyde.

About Stamp

The four stamps, all blue in colour, feature a variety of outdoor recreational activities that may be enjoyed in Canada. For the first time in Canada, postage stamps in sheets were issued in se-tenant designs. The purpose was a practical measure to provide even the smallest class of post offices with all four designs of the stamps without a great sortation problem.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 107.

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