The Three Penny Beaver

The first Canadian postage stamp was issued on April 23, 1851. It was designed by Sir Sandford Fleming in Toronto, where the Canadian Philatelic Society placed a commemorative plaque on the centenary of the issue.

Clark Blaise's biography of the multi-talented designer of the three penny beaver, Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time, is available from



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