City of Winnipeg Wildlife Conservation

The “Canada Goose” stamps were produced by the Winnipeg Game & Fish Association to raise funds to promote wildlife conservation. Printed by lithography in Forest Green by Reliance Press Ltd. of Transcona, Manitoba in sheets of 100, the sheets have a 20mm sheet margin at left with top, right and bottom margins being imperforate.

Often called a “Duck” stamp, the picture is actually of the Canada Goose and is from a photo taken by Harold Hotsford of the Winnipeg Conservation Education Department. The stamp was designed by George Grasdal of Winnipeg, past president of the Winnipeg Game and Fish Association. The gum is invisible Davac gum.

An interesting group of varieties exists on the City of Winnipeg Wildlife Conservation “Canada Goose” stamps. Firstly, there are two different perforations:

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i) imperforate 12.5
ii) 12.5 12.5
iii) 12.5 11.8
iv) 11.8 12.5
v) 11.8 imperforate

As well there are 3 distinct papers:

i) Plain “dull”
ii) “Low fluorescent”
iii) Brighter “fluorescent”

The best way to show these varieties is in a vertical strip of 10 which shows the progression of the perforations. A photocopy of the back of the strip is a nice addition to the album page as it clearly shows the different perforations.

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