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Mercury, Air

Title

Mercury, Air

Denomination

Date of Issue

December 4, 1930

Year

Quantity

400,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

11

Printer

British American Bank Note Company.

About Stamp

An allegory, "Airmail Encircles the Globe," from a drawing by a staff artist of the British American Bank Note Company, Limited. The figure of Mercury, mythical winged messenger of the gods, symbolizing airmail, is shown, with a scroll in his hand, against a globe outlining the western hemisphere. The design symbolizes the speed in postal communication by air post.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 131.

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