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commemorative postage stamp

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Dates
1985
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
Accession Number
017020002
Description
Small Canadian postage stamp featuring Louis Hébert staring at and holding a green plant in his left hand; wearing a yellow hat and holding a scythe over his right shoulder; in front of him are two green plants with yellow flowers and a wooden mortar and pestle; there is also some wheat to his righ…
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Accession Number
017020002
Collection
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Items
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Archival
Pharmacology
Description
Small Canadian postage stamp featuring Louis Hébert staring at and holding a green plant in his left hand; wearing a yellow hat and holding a scythe over his right shoulder; in front of him are two green plants with yellow flowers and a wooden mortar and pestle; there is also some wheat to his right; the man's name is on the bottom left of the stamp and the country of origin as well as the price of the stamp can be found at the top right of the stamp; the word apothecary is at the bottom right in both English and in French; there is a black stamp mark with writing pasted over the postage stamp; and the stamp is glued onto a cream coloured ripped piece of paper, possilby from an envelope.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Belonged to the donor, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, a hematologist and historian who held the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University from1988 to 2017.
Maker
Ashton-Potter Limited
Site Made (City)
Mississauga
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1985
Date Remarks
Found through research
Material
paper: white, cream
ink: multicoloured
Inscriptions
On the front: "Canada 34 // Louis Hébert // apothicaire / apothecary"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder C pg 11 a
Length
4.9 cm
Width
4.0 cm
Depth
0.01 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
The piece of paper that the stamp is pasted on is ripped from a larger piece, causing it to be rough around the edges and uneven; there is also a stamp mark on the postage stamp
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
website
Reference Comments
https://www.canadianpostagestamps.ca/stamps/16337/louis-hebert-apothecary-canada-postage-stamp
http://www.salespider.com/canada/b-144275986/ashtonpotter-canada-limited
Research Facts
The first website shows that the stamp was created by Ashton-Potter Limited in 1985.
It also shows that the stamp features Louis Hebert, who was a prominent figure in the European settlement of Canada. He was the first French apothecary in the New World, the first magistrate of Quebec, and one of the first colonists of New France. Hébert is commemorated on a stamp issued to mark the 45th International Congress of Pharmaceutical Sciences and of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, to be held from 2 to 6 September 1985 in Montreal. Canadian pharmacists consider Louis Hébert the father of their profession.
The second website shows that before moving to New York, Ashton-Potter Ltd. was located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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