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World's Grain Exhibition & Conference, Regina, 1933

World's Grain Exhibition & Conference, Regina, 1933 Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
World's Grain Exhibition & Conference, Regina, 1933
Denomination
20¢
Date of Issue
July 24, 1933
Quantity
1,560,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Perforation or Dimension
11
Printer
British American Bank Note Company.
About Stamp

The World's Grain Exhibition and Conference held at Regina, Saskatchewan, from 24th July to 5th August, 1933, was an event of considerable importance. The Department agreed that the event should be commemorated by the issuance of a postage stamp depicting some phase of Canada's great grain-growing industry. The Post Office Department, unable to prepare an entirely new issue, decided to overprint a quantity of the 20-cent red pictorial stamp first issued on 4th December, 1930. The British American Bank Note Company received instructions to manufacture and overprint a quantity of the 20-cent red stamp with a four-line inscription in blue reading: "World's Grain Exhibition and Conference Regina, 1933."

View of the Canadian prairies, showing grain harvesting by tractor, with grain elevators in the distance.

Reference
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p.67.
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