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Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings

Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings

Denomination

Date of Issue

June 29, 1927

Quantity

15,431,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Confederation, 1867-1927

Series Time Span

1927

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Picture engraved by Harold Osborn. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

During the summer of 1927, the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation was fittingly carried out. A committee appointed by the government in connection with the celebrations suggested a special issue of postage stamps to commemorate the occasion. The subjects of these commemorative stamps centred around the statesmen and the events they commemorated. The stamps were bilingual with the words "Postes" and "Post."

The Parliament Buildings at Ottawa

The Centre Block of the Federal Parliament Buildings, situated on Parliament Hill, overlooks the Ottawa River. The building contains the House of Commons, the Senate, and parliamentary offices. The Peace Tower, dominating the building, contains the impressive Memorial Chamber which commemorates Canada's dead in two World Wars. At the rear of the building is the Parliamentary Library.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 53-54.

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