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Mining Industries of Canada

Title

Mining Industries of Canada

Denomination

Date of Issue

September 5, 1957

Year

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.

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Reference

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

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