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Common Loon

National Wildlife


Common Loon


Date of Issue

April 10, 1957




Postal Administration



National Wildlife

Series Time Span

1953 - 1957

Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


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.

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

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