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International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 - 5 cents 1968 - Canadian stamp

International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 1968 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 24 000 000
  • Issue date: May 8, 1968
  • Printer: British American Bank Note Company
  • Perforation: 11
  • Scott: #481

International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 - 5 cents 1968 prices and values

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International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 - 5 cents 1968 $0.03 $0.06 $0.09 $1.20
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International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 - 5 cents 1968 $0.03 $0.05 $0.09
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International Hydrological Decade, 1965-1974 - 5 cents 1968 $0.05 $0.10 $0.18

Description

The growing need for solutions to problems involved in the optimum use of water resources is accented by the Canada Post Office International Hydrological Decade Stamp. Hydrology is defined as a scientific field which covers the entire history of the cycle of water on earth. It refers to the circulation of water from the oceans, through the atmosphere, back to the oceans, or to the land and thence to the oceans by overland or subterranean routes. Included in this science is a study of effects on man and the effects of man's activities on water. The IHD programme extending from 1965 to 1974 was a cooperative international study sponsored and co-ordinated by UNESCO. Canada was one of 97 member states whose purpose was not only to increase knowledge in the developed countries but to increase the ability of the underdeveloped countries to gain knowledge of their own water resources.

The International Hydrological Decade stamp marks the second occasion in 1968 that the Canada Post Office has introduced a newcomer in the field of Canadian stamp design. The chosen rendition was executed by Hungarian born, Canadian by adoption, Prof. Imre von Mosdossy. He has to his credit hundreds of stamps chosen for use by postal administrations in many parts of the world. His designs for this project incorporates segments, of a symbol adopted by the Canadian National Committee, International Hydrological Decade. Centered in the design is a weighing rain gauge symbolizing instruments used during the 10 year international programme.

Creators

Designed by Imre von Mosdossy

Note

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