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Caricature Definitives

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 17, 1973
Year 1973
Denomination
Perforation or Dimension 12 x 12.5
Series Caricature Definitives
Series Time Span 1973 - 1976
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, 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 $0.20
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.15
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About Stamp

Canada's new set of low value definitive postage stamps features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 8¢ value and gives recognition to our historical heritage through the portrayal of six former prime ministers on the 1¢ to 6¢ values. Depending on the period in which they lived, the six former prime ministers honoured in this series played important roles in creating, consolidating or unifying the Canadian Confederation. Richard Bedford Bennett, who became prime minister early in the Depression on a platform based on Imperial preference and unemployment relief, served from 1930 to 1935. In 1934, however, he became convinced that tariff changes and direct relief could not end the Depression and announced that the days of laissez-faire were over and that the state must take an increasing part in the control of economic life. Bennett completed the work begun by King by setting the amended terms of the Statute of Westminster. His government also initiated negotiations with the United States for the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. The seven pen and ink line drawing character sketches in this series are the work of David Annesley.

Creators

Engraved by Yves Baril. Designed by David Annesley.
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1973.

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