Vintage engraved 1953 postage stamp issued by Canada from a series commemorating native wildlife, here depicted is the iconic polar bear (Ursus maritimus) which is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle.
British Columbia and Vancouver, SG 33, British Columbia. 1868-71 perf. 14, $1 on 3d. green, trace of gum, tiny natural paper inclusion between "o" and "l" of "columbia", otherwise fine. Raybaudi Certificate (1993). S.G. 33, £1,100. Photo (Estimate 300 - 400)