Great Bear Lake - The Stamp

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1946 Great Bear Lake Stamp 1946 Great Bear Lake Stamp
On September 16, 1946, the "Peace Issue Pictorials", featuring Canada's primary industries and raw materials, replaced the wartime pictorial postage stamps.

The Peace Issue consisted of nine denominations, each with a different design: 8¢, 10¢, 14¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1.00, 7¢(airmail), 17¢(air mail special delivery), 10¢ (special delivery).

Engraved by master engraver, Silas Robert Allen, the 10- cent denomination featured a view of Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, where in 1930 Gilbert LaBine discovered pitchblende deposits, the source of radium and uranium.

Other stamps in the series included:

• 7 cents Air Mail: Canada Geese Near Sudbury, Ontario

• 8 cents: Canadian Farm Scene

• 10 cents Special Delivery: Canadian Coat of Arms

• 14 cents: Hydro-Electric Power Station on Saint Maurice River, Quebec

• 17 cents Air Mail Special Delivery: DC 4-M Airplane Flying over Quebec City

• 20 cents: Combined Reaper and Thresher, Canadian Prairies

• 50 cents: Felling Big Trees in British Columbia

• $1.00: New Train Ferry with fishing boat, Prince Edward Island

Just another little known, random tidbit of information about Great Bear that I bet you were just dying to know!

Last modified onSaturday, 05 April 2014 08:51
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