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Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 2, 1972
Year 1972
Quantity 4,400,000
Denomination
15¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Series Earth Sciences
Series Time Span 1972
Printer Ashton-Potter Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $1.45
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.95
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About Stamp

In July and August of this year Canada is hosting four international organization concerned with the exploration and development of the earth and man's activities on the planet. More than 15,000 delegates from some 125 countries will take part in various activities of the 22nd International Geographical Congress, the 24th International Geological Congress, the 6th International Conference of the International Cartographic Association and the 12th Congress of the International Society of Photogrammetry, the major assemblies of which are being held in Montreal and Ottawa. The presence in Canada of these four international organizations gives implicit recognition to the work of Canadians in the field of earth sciences. The release of four appropriate Canada Post Office stamps, each with a denominative value suitable for use on mail destined for a large part of the earth's surface, provides evidence of the significance attached to these events in the host country. At the 22nd International Geographical Congress, a special celebration meeting will recall the inaugural congress at Antwerp in 1871. The year 1972 also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the International Geographical Union. Canada's geography stamp is an abstracted bird's eye view of a village situated at the intersection of main and secondary roads.

Creators

Designed by Fritz Gottschalk
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1972.

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