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Wilfred Grenfell - 5 cents 1965 - Canadian stamp

Wilfred Grenfell 1965 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 26 610 000
  • Issue date: June 9, 1965
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #438

Wilfred Grenfell - 5 cents 1965 prices and values

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Description

This stamp commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, British sailor, author and medical missionary who founded a series of hospitals, nursing stations and orphanages along the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. Wilfred Grenfell was born at Parkgate, England, in 1865. He was educated at Oxford and London Hospital and, in 1889, he joined the Mission of Deep Sea Fishermen which fitted out a hospital ship serving fishermen in the north Atlantic trade. Grenfell came to the coast of Labrador in 1892 and spent the rest of his life serving its inhabitants. He cruised the coasts each year in his hospital ship, and, in 1912, he founded the King George V Seamen's Institute in St. John's. Sir Wilfred retired from active work in 1935, but continued to work to raise funds for his welfare projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. He wrote a score of books, mostly on Maritime subjects. He was made C.M.G. in 1906 and K.C.M.G. in 1927. This stamp illustrates Sir Wilfred at the height of his humanitarian activities. The stamp was designed and printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company Limited in steel line engraving and intaglio.

This stamp also have a hidden date on it.

Canadian stamp - 1965 - Hidden date

Creators

Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser
Portrait and picture engraved by Yves Baril
Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash.

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Note

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