Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

4. Stamps and Currency

4.1. Three Pence Beaver Stamp, Province of Canada, Ottawa, April 23, 1851

First Canadian Stamp

"For this first Canadian stamp, Sir Sandford Flemming suggested the picture of a beaver, saying that the animal was a symbol of the industry and economny of our land and people, and that the beaver was known for its hard work, as were Canadians. His choice marked a departure from the then current practice (only about ten years old remember) of representing the head of state on stamps; Queen Victoria had appeared on British and colonial stamps up until that time. On April, 23, 1851 the Province of Canada released its Three Pence Beaver."

Visit the link provided to learn about the 2001 reissue of the Beaver Stamp.