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Mining Industries of Canada

Mining Industries of Canada Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Mining Industries of Canada
Denomination
Date of Issue
September 5, 1957
Quantity
25,600,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Designed by Alfred Joseph Casson. Picture engraved by Yves Baril.
Hidden Date

The stamp has a hidden date near the minor's foot.

About Stamp

The Sixth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress convened on 8th September, 1957, at Vancouver, B.C. During this event of international significance, delegates travelled from Vancouver to Halifax to visit mining areas and metallurgical and related industrial plants. Miner working underground with a pneumatic drill. This design emphasizes the importance of mining in the nation's economy, and the issue pays tribute to the progress in Canadian mining and to the employees in the entire industry.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 108-109.
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