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Health Guards the Nation - 5 cents 1958 - Canadian stamp

Health Guards the Nation 1958 - Canadian stamp


  • Quantity: 24 600 000
  • Issue date: July 30, 1958
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Perforation: 12
  • Scott: #380

Health Guards the Nation - 5 cents 1958 prices and values

The value of a Health Guards the Nation - 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.


Health Guards the Nation - 5 cents 1958 $0.02 $0.04 $0.07 $1.50
Health Guards the Nation - 5 cents 1958 $0.06 $0.07 $0.12
Health Guards the Nation - 5 cents 1958 $0.11 $0.13 $0.24


This commemorative postage stamp stresses the importance of health to the individual Canadian as well as the entire nation. Both the nurse wearing her cap and the lamp (symbolic of the noble profession of nursing) emphasize the ideals of national health. Public health has made great advances in Canada in recent years. Through health programs, education has pointed the way to sounder bodies, improved living conditions, and better health. In conjunction with provincial health- promoting activities, Canada's National Health Program has been moving forward to new objectives. The portrait of a nurse forms the central motif of this stamp. Lettering in the vertical light from a nurse's lamp suggests the theme of the issue: "Health Guards the Nation" and in French, "La santé: force de la nation." This was the first Canadian postage stamp purposely designed with a living model as the featured symbol of the theme the stamps express.


Designed by Gerald Mathew Trottier
Portrait and picture engraved by Yves Baril
Lettering engraved by John F. Mash

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1958 Canada Set of 4- 5c Stamps Health guards the Nation in Window Stamp Card#58 $2.00 17 d 15 h left


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

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