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King George V

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 13, 1931
Year 1931
Quantity 559,730,000
Perforation or Dimension 11, 8.5 vertical
Printer British American Bank Note Company.
Postal Administration Canada

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From 1st April, 1930, the contract for the manufacture of Canadian postage stamps and postal stationery was awarded to the British North American Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. This is an old- established firm which had not manufactured Canadian postage stamps since March, 1897. This change of contract necessitated the issue of completely new, regular series of stamps with the identical portraits of King George V on all the lower denominations. To replace the 3-cent provisional stamps of 24th June, 1931, two new regular-issue stamps were needed. The former 2-cent red-colour stamp could no longer be reprinted in the same colour since the Universal Postal Union agreements required a red-coloured stamp to pay the first-class rate on one-ounce letters.

King George V

Portrait of His Majesty King George V by Carl Arlt.


Portrait engraved by Carl Theodore Arlt. Based on a photograph by Lafayette Portrait Studios.

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 58-59, 62.

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