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 Amazon.com.
Virtual Stamp Collection
© Grose Educational Media, 2003