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Princess Elizabeth

Title

Princess Elizabeth

Denomination

Date of Issue

May 4, 1935

Year

Quantity

30,050,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Portrait finished by Edwin H. Gunn. Portrait finished by William F. Ford. Portrait engraved by William Jung. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.

About Stamp

On the 1st April, 1935, the contract for the manufacture of Canadian postage stamps and postal stationery reverted to the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited, Ottawa. On 6th May, 1935, King George V celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of his accession to the throne in 1910. To commemorate this Silver Jubilee, Canada joined with the other countries of the Commonwealth to honour the sovereign, himself a keen philatelist, by the issue of six special postage stamps.

Princess Elizabeth

Portrait of Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth, elder daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 70-71.

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