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Trans-Canada Airplane, Air, Special Delivery

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue July 1, 1942
Year 1942
Quantity 814,841
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $3.50
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $1.50
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $0.90
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $1.95
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $2.25
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $1.45
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.70
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify PSG if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

Hidden Date

This stamp has a hidden date under the bridge on the left-hand side of the stamp.

About Stamp

This stamp is an innovation combining airmail and special delivery service charges in one stamp.

Trans-Canada Airplane

A Trans-Canada airplane in flight with an aerial view of what is believed to be Drummondville, Quebec. The design was chosen to emphasize the time saved in transporting by air, personnel and materials necessary for the speedy prosecution of the war effort.


Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz. Picture engraved by Joseph Keller. Picture finished by Harold Osborn. Border engraved by Charles H. Milks.

Similar Stamps


Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 135-136.

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