H.M. George V & H.M. Queen Mary
Date of Issue
May 4, 1935
Perforation or Dimension
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Portraits finished by Edwin H. Gunn. Portraits engraved by Sydney F. Smith. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz.
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.
King George V & Queen Mary
Portrait of Their Majesties, King George V and Queen Mary, from photographs. His Majesty is wearing the Imperial State Crown.
Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 70-71.
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