Date of Issue
March 7, 1957
Canada - All Seasons Playground
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Designed by Laurence Hyde. Picture engraved by Silas Robert Allen.
This stamp has a hidden date on the slope near the bottom-right corner.
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.
The designer's initials are situated perfectly in the bottom-left corner of the stamp. The initials LH belongs to Laurence Hyde.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 107.
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