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Common Loon

Common Loon Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Common Loon
Denomination
Date of Issue
April 10, 1957
Quantity
51,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
National Wildlife
Series Time Span
1953 - 1957
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Laurence Hyde. Picture and lettering engraved by John F. Mash.
Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date in the water underneath the loon's tail.

About Stamp

The new 5¢ postage stamp will illustrate the Loon, a bird well known on Canada's many lakes. The stamp was designed by Laurence Hyde of Montreal. By issuing this postage stamp, the Post Office Department wishes to assist those private, provincial and federal Government Agencies striving to increase interest in the importance of securing and restoring the wildlife resources of Canada. These resources are of considerable economic value, and a constant source of pleasure to thousands in every walk of life.

Interesting Details

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

Reference
Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1957.
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