Date of Issue
February 15, 1893
Perforation or Dimension
British American Bank Note Company.
Based on a photograph by Hills & Saunders
The parcel-post rates current in 1893 made the issuance of 20-cent and 50-cent stamps desirable. The stamps were larger than the other denominations in current use. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, similar to the non-postal one dollar bill stamps of 1868.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 32.
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