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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.

Interesting Details

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

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.

Reference

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

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