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Mount Edith Cavell


Mount Edith Cavell



Date of Issue

December 4, 1930




Postal Administration


Perforation or Dimension



British American Bank Note Company.

About Stamp

As a result of the change of the postage stamp contract of 1st April, 1930, the Department required a new series of stamps of the higher denominations. The policy of depicting representative phases of the character of Canada was continued in the designs for this series.

Mount Edith Cavell

Mount Edith Cavell, in the Rocky Mountains at Jasper, Alberta, emphasizes Canada's natural beauty. The mountain, more than 11,000 feet elevation, was named in memory of the heroic English nurse executed by the German military authorities in Belgium on 13th October, 1915.

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Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 60, 62.

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