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Atlantic Walrus

Canadian Mammals

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue January 18, 1989
Year 1989
Quantity 79,372,760
Denomination
44¢
Perforation or Dimension 14.5 x 14, 13.5 x 13, 12.5 x 13
Series Canadian Mammals
Series Time Span 1988 - 1990
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 $0.20
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the walrus's front flipper.

About Stamp

The noble walrus, the lordly musk-ox, and the herculean grizzly bear continue the series of large mammals appearing on the Canadian medium-value definitive stamps. Two of these stamps - the walrus and the grizzly bear - will ben available in five-stamp packs. The walrus is at home both on land and at sea. Awkward on land, the walrus trashes its flippers to move about effortlessly in water. The walrus also boasts a set of air sacks in its neck which enables it to sleep at sea, head resting above water. The walrus' tusks are elongated upper canine teeth, used for feeding and in courtship rites. The tusks also sometimes anchor the animal to ice floes or rocks. Brian Tsang, a Toronto graphic artist, designed these three mammal stamps to suggest the animals' environment in the same graphic style used for previous stamps in the series featuring large Canadian mammals.

Creators

Designed by Brian Tsang.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1989.

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