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King George V Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
King George V
Denomination
Date of Issue
December 21, 1928
Quantity
12,100,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
12
Printer
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Creators
Frame engraved by Silas Robert Allen. Portrait engraved by Robert Savage. Based on a photograph by Lafayette Portrait Studios. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
About Stamp

Since the regular issue postage stamp designs had not been changed for sixteen years, the Department decided in 1928 to issue a new definite series featuring a contemporary portrait of His Majesty King George V. Accordingly, the Post Office Department instructed the Canadian Bank Note Company to prepare a new series of lower denominations with portraits of the sovereign. The harmony of the designs did not prevent showing the denominations in large figures, easy to read. Scroll work replaced the crowns on the design, and the stamps were bilingual with the words "postes" and "post."

Portrait of His Majesty King George V taken from a photograph by the studio of Lafayette, London. Originally engraved for the Dominion of Canada dollar note, the portrait was re-engraved in a smaller size for the new issue of postage stamps.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 55.
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