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Mining Industries of Canada


Mining Industries of Canada


Date of Issue

September 5, 1957




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.


Designed by Alfred Joseph Casson. Picture engraved by Yves Baril.

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

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