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A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 - Canadian stamp

A Free Press 1958 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 15 300 000
  • Issue date: January 22, 1958
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #375

A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 prices and values

The value of a A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 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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A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 $0.02 $0.04 $0.07 $1.70
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A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 $0.06 $0.07 $0.12
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A Free Press - 5 cents 1958 $0.11 $0.13 $0.24

Description

The issue of a postage stamp featuring the Press of Canada emphasized the significant influence of the printed word on the life of Canadians. Owing to its popularity, the newspaper appears as the featured portion of the stamp design; the issue coincided with the recent jubilee year of co- operative newsgathering in Canada. In 1957 the Canadian Press celebrated 40 years of service as a non-profit national news association serving Canadian newspaper from coast to coast. But co-operative Canadian newsgathering began in 1907 when the Western Associated Press came into being. Next year the Maritime publishers formed the Eastern Press Association. In 1911 the Canadian Press Limited became a holding company for the Canadian rights of the Associated Press. After the publishers had overcome many obstacles, the four news service agencies which had operated in the West, the Maritimes, Ontario, and Quebec united into one. A government grant of $50,000 yearly for 7 years helped to pay for leased wires over the vast gaps that separated the news organizations, and the Canadian Press became a national entity. An overall symbolic design. The foreground features the respective mastheads of an English and French newspaper with the words, "A FREE PRESS-UNE PRESSE LIBRE". The background suggests a city skyline with skyscrapers, a television tower, and communication poles. A factory and a ship help to complete the design.

Creators

Designed by Alan L. Pollock

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Note

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

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