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Sir Wilfred Grenfell

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue June 9, 1965
Year 1965
Quantity 26,610,000
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.30
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Used - Very Fine $0.20
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About Stamp

This stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, British sailor, author and medical missionary who founded a series of hospitals, nursing stations and orphanages along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. Wilfred Grenfell was born at Parkgate, England, in 1865. He was educated at Oxford and London Hospital and, in 1889, he joined the Mission of Deep Sea Fishermen which fitted out a hospital ship serving fishermen in the north Atlantic trade. Grenfell came to the coast of Labrador in 1892 and spent the rest of his life serving its inhabitants. He cruised the coasts each year in his hospital ship, and, in 1912, he founded the King George V Seamen's Institute in St. John's. Sir Wilfred retired from active work in 1935, but continued to work to raise funds for his welfare projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. He wrote a score of books, mostly on Maritime subjects. He was made C.M.G. in 1906 and K.C.M.G. in 1927. The stamp itself illustrates Sir Wilfred at the height of his humanitarian activities. The stamp was designed and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company Limited in steel line engraving and intaglio.

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser. Portrait and picture engraved by Yves Baril. Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash.
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Reference

Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1965.

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