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Wild Rose, Alberta - 5 cents 1966 - Canadian stamp

Wild Rose, Alberta 1966 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 16 160 000
  • Issue date: January 19, 1966
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #426

Wild Rose, Alberta - 5 cents 1966 prices and values

The value of a Wild Rose, Alberta - 5 cents 1966 stamp depends on several factors such as quality and wear, supply and demand, rarity, finish and more. Values in the section are based on the market, trends, auctions and recognized books, publications and catalogs. This section also includes information on errors and varieties and characteristics.

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Description

The floral emblem stamps of the twin prairie provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, which entered Confederation in 1905, are appropriately being issued together. The history of these prosperous provinces is linked in many ways. In 1691 the verse-writing explorer, Henry Kelsey, became the first white man to reach Saskatchewan and the eastern part of Alberta. In 1754-55 Alexander Henday explored the North, and in 1792-93 Peter Fidler Explored the South Saskatchewan River. Both branches of the Saskatchewan from Canada's fourth longest river. In 1821, the feuding Hudson's Bay Company and Northwest Company joined to continue a peaceful but systematic and more profitable fur trade in these western lands. Sovereignty over the Northwest Territories, as the areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were then known, was transferred from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Government of the new Dominion of Canada in 1870. Twelve years later, the Districts of Saskatchewan and Alberta were created. Then, in 1885, the Northwest rebellion broke out and the march toward provincial status began. The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad in 1885 heralded the beginning of an inrush of settlers to the prairies which reached its peak in the years before World War I. With the homesteaders came the more insistent cry for provincial status. The federal government then created in 1905, the two provinces which celebrated their Diamond Jubilee in 1965, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The founders of St. Augustus (Edmonton) little imagined in 1794 that their fort would become in 1906, the capital of the province of Alberta. This province has progressed, too. from those pioneer days of 1874 and 1875 when the Royal North West Mounted Police established Fort Macleod and Fort Calgary. Today Alberta is known for such products as grains, cattle, oil, natural gas and coal. The wild rose, Rosa acicularis became Alberta's provincial floral emblem in 1930 after it was chosen through a vote by provincial school children.
Canada Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1966.

The stamps bearing these designs are being rendered in 3-colour printing by a combination of offset lithography and steel-line engraved intaglio printing.

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser
Picture engraved by Allan Alexander Carswell

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The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).