Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Date of Issue
August 26, 1988
Dogs of Canada
Series Time Span
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 12
Based on a painting by Mia Lane Designed by David Nethercott
Dogs are affectionately known as "man's best friend". Ask any dog lover, particularly members of the Canadian Kennel Club, which is celebrating its centennial this year. In recognition of this milestone, these stamps feature four dogs breeds native to Canada. Because of their good temperments and fine skills, these breeds may be working dogs or pets. This small dog was developed in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. By "tolling" or playing along the shore, it entices curious game birds to approach. After a hunter shoots the birds, the toller efficiently retrieves them. The illustrations appearing on these four stamps are the work of Mia Lane of Bath, Ontario. Lane is both a dog breeder and an accomplished artist. Each dog is shown in a setting typical of its place of origin in Canada. David Nethercott of Ottawa provided the layout and typography for the stamps.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.
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