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Trans-Canada Airplane, Air, Special Delivery

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 16, 1943
Year 1943
Quantity 868,689
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

In 1943 the Post Office Department issued new denominations of postage stamps to meet the amended rates of postage effective 1st April, 1943. The colour of the airmail special delivery service stamp remained the same; the denomination increased one cent as was the case with the 2-cent, 3-cent and 13-cent regular issue postage stamps and the 6-cent airmail 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.

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

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